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Skip n bytes while reading the file using FileInputStream

  1. /*
  2.   Skip n bytes while reading the file using FileInputStream
  3.   This example shows how to skip n bytes while reading the file using skip method of
  4.   Java FileInputStream class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.io.*;
  8.  
  9. public class SkipBytesReadFile {
  10.  
  11.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  12.    
  13.     //create file object
  14.     File file = new File("C://FileIO//ReadString.txt");
  15.    
  16.     try
  17.     {
  18.       //create FileInputStream object
  19.       FileInputStream fin = new FileInputStream(file);
  20.       int ch;
  21.       /*
  22.        * To skip n bytes while reading the file, use
  23.        * int skip(int nBytes) method of Java FileInputStream class.
  24.        *
  25.        * This method skip over n bytes of data from stream. This method returns
  26.        * actual number of bytes that have been skipped.
  27.        */
  28.      
  29.        //skip first 10 bytes
  30.        fin.skip(10);
  31.      
  32.        while( (ch = fin.read()) != -1 )
  33.          System.out.print((char) ch);
  34.     }
  35.     catch(FileNotFoundException e)
  36.     {
  37.       System.out.println("File not found" + e);
  38.     }
  39.     catch(IOException ioe)
  40.     {
  41.       System.out.println("Exception while reading the file " + ioe);
  42.     }
  43.   }
  44. }