Re: Reading a File

Knute Johnson <>
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:33:16 -0800
On 1/25/2013 8:58 PM, Subhabrata wrote:

Dear Group,

I am a new learner in Java. And I wanted to open a file and read its
The standard tutorials give long code. They use try,catch etc. I
wanted something simple and started to experiment something as
follows. But it was giving some error.

public class FileOutput {

     * @param args
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        FileInputStream fstream = new FileInputStream("C:\\FileIO\
        DataInputStream in = new DataInputStream(fstream);
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(in));
        String strLine;

        // TODO Auto-generated method stub


If any one in the room can kindly suggest.

NB: Thank you all for your earlier solution though I worked my own
with .equals only.


public class ReadIt {
     public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
         FileReader fr = new FileReader("");
         BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(fr);

         String str;
         while ((str = br.readLine()) != null)


You will need to catch exceptions in real code but this will work unless
an exception is thrown.


Knute Johnson

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