Re: System.out PrintWriter print() and flush() not flushing?

Knute Johnson <>
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:30:06 -0700
Karsten Wutzke wrote:

On 6 Mrz., 03:41, Roedy Green <>

On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 05:42:10 -0800 (PST), Karsten Wutzke
<> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

catch ( SocketTimeoutException ste )
       //doesn't flush
       doNewline = true;

That should work.

what evidence do you have this code is ever executed?
what happens with System.err.println("timed out");

Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
The Java Glossary

Because when using println instead print the line *does* get printed.
Additionally the System.out.print() dots get printed only when I leave
the application... It's really strange, I have no idea why it seems to
happen only to me.

I've just extracted the core of my code into a GUI-less test program,
when run it works *as intended*. Absoletely no clue what could cause
the differing behavior...


If you really want an answer to this you need to post a SSCCE that we
can try to duplicate the problem with.


Knute Johnson
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