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Posted by wpjr2 em maio 3, 2008

How to choose/use Streams

Choosing IO Streams

(1) Memory IO
Array : create these streams on an existing array and then use the read and write methods to read from or write to the array.

CharArrayReader, CharArrayWriter
ByteArrayInputStream, ByteArrayOutputStream

String : to read/write characters from/to a String in memory.

StringReader, StringWriter

(2) Pipe IO

Pipe : Pipes are used to channel the output from one thread into the input of another.

PipedReader, PipedWriter
PipedInputStream, PipedOutputStream

(3) File IO

File : to read from or write to a file on the native file system.

FileReader, FileWriter
FileInputStream, FileOutputStream

(4) Concatenation

Concatenation : concatenates multiple input streams into one input stream.


(5) Object Serialization

Object Serialization : used to serialize objects.

ObjectInputStream, ObjectOutputStream

(6) Data Conversion

Data Conversion : Read or write primitive data types in a machine-independent format.

DataInputStream, DataOutputStream

(7) Counting

Counting : keeps track of line numbers while reading.


(8) Peeking Ahead

Peeking Ahead : These input streams each have a pushback buffer. When reading data from a stream, it is sometimes useful to peek at the next few bytes or characters in the stream to decide what to do next.


(9) Printing

Printing : contain convenient printing methods.


(10) Buffering

Buffering : buffer data while reading or writing, thereby reducing the number of accesses required on the original data source.

BufferedReader, BufferedWriter
BufferedInputStream, BufferedOutputStream

(11) Filtering

Filtering : These abstract classes define the interface for filter streams, which filter data as it’s being read or written.

FilterReader, FilterWriter
FilterInputStream, FilterOutputStream

(12) Converting between Bytes and Characters

Converting : A reader and writer pair that forms the bridge between byte streams and character streams.

InputStreamReader, OutputStreamWriter

File Streams

The file streams– FileReader, FileWriter, FileInputStream, and FileOutputStream– read or write from/to a file on the native file system.

1.Create File Object – optional
2.Create File Stream Object using File Obejct or String file name
3.read from / write to the stream
4.close the stream

File f = new File(“data.txt”)
FileReader fr = new FileReader(f)
int c = fr.read();

File f = new File(“data.txt”)
FileWriter fw = new FileWriter(f)

Pipe Streams

Pipes are used to channel the output from one thread into the input of another. PipedReader and PipedWriter (PipedInputStream and PipedOutputStream) implement the input and output components of a pipe.
A piped input stream should be connected to a piped output stream. Typically, data is read from a PipedInputStream(PipedReader) object by one thread and data is written to the corresponding PipedOutputStream(PipedWriter) by some other thread. Attempting to use both objects from a single thread is not recommended, as it may deadlock the thread.

To make Pipe Connections, Use constructor or connect method. There are 4 ways to connects pipe streams.

PipedWriter pipeOut = new PipedWriter();
PipedReader pipeIn = new PipedReader(pipeOut);

PipedReader pipeIn = new PipedReader();
PipedWriter pipeOut = new PipedWriter(pipeIn);

PipedWriter pipeOut = new PipedWriter();
PipedReader pipeIn = new PipedReader();

PipedWriter pipeOut = new PipedWriter();
PipedReader pipeIn = new PipedReader();


The SequenceInputStream creates a single input stream from multiple input sources. It represents the logical concatenation of other input streams,

SequenceInputStream has 2 kinds of constructors.

public SequenceInputStream(Enumeration e)
publicSequenceInputStream(InputStream s1, InputStream s2)

Example – Concatenating Files

1.Make the list of files to be concatenated using Enumeration.
2.Creating the SequenceInputStream
3.Read data from the SequenceInputStream
4.Write them to the file


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