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FileReader

public class FileReader
extends InputStreamReader

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.io.Reader
     ↳ java.io.InputStreamReader
       ↳ java.io.FileReader


Convenience class for reading character files. The constructors of this class assume that the default character encoding and the default byte-buffer size are appropriate. To specify these values yourself, construct an InputStreamReader on a FileInputStream.

FileReader is meant for reading streams of characters. For reading streams of raw bytes, consider using a FileInputStream.

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Summary

Inherited fields

From class java.io.Reader

Public constructors

FileReader(String fileName)

Creates a new FileReader, given the name of the file to read from.

FileReader(File file)

Creates a new FileReader, given the File to read from.

FileReader(FileDescriptor fd)

Creates a new FileReader, given the FileDescriptor to read from.

Inherited methods

From class java.io.InputStreamReader
From class java.io.Reader
From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.lang.Readable
From interface java.io.Closeable
From interface java.lang.AutoCloseable

Public constructors

FileReader

added in API level 1
FileReader (String fileName)

Creates a new FileReader, given the name of the file to read from.

Parameters
fileName String: the name of the file to read from

Throws
FileNotFoundException if the named file does not exist, is a directory rather than a regular file, or for some other reason cannot be opened for reading.

FileReader

added in API level 1
FileReader (File file)

Creates a new FileReader, given the File to read from.

Parameters
file File: the File to read from

Throws
FileNotFoundException if the file does not exist, is a directory rather than a regular file, or for some other reason cannot be opened for reading.

FileReader

added in API level 1
FileReader (FileDescriptor fd)

Creates a new FileReader, given the FileDescriptor to read from.

Parameters
fd FileDescriptor: the FileDescriptor to read from

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