Re: Java URL

IchBin <>
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 23:28:24 -0400
<> wrote:

Exactly. What I did was this:

  public void download(OutputStream os) throws IOException {
    byte[] buffer = new byte[2048]; //2K Buffer

    try {
      int pos = 0;

      URL targetUrl = new URL(this.url);
      URLConnection uc = targetUrl.openConnection();
      InputStream is = uc.getInputStream();

      while ((pos = > 0)
        os.write(buffer, 0, pos);

    } catch (Exception ex) {
      throw new IOException(ex.toString());

But it won't work.

Knute Johnson wrote: wrote:

How to use the Java URL class to download a url like this:

and store it as an HTML file?

Thanks a lot!

Get an InputStream from the URL, create an InputStreamReader with the
appropriate character set and read the contents.


Knute Johnson
email s/nospam/knute/

How about something like this. I am not writing to file but this gets
the html page you want.

          URL url = new URL("");

          BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(
              new InputStreamReader(url.openStream()));
             String str;
             while ((str = in.readLine()) != null)
catch (MalformedURLException e)
catch (IOException e)


Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA

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