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Hi, Can someone tell me how to read a file that is packaged along with the jar file? I read a post that files that are not packaged within the jar file cannot be read and that makes sense. In my situation, I would like to read a bunch of strings from a file that I will supply with the jar file. As an example, consider a quiz program for which I want to load the quiz questions and answers or a random quote generator program for which I would like to load the list of all quotes from which the program will select during load time. Any help greatly appreciated.
Hello, If I'm understanding right your question, here's what your solution will look like: InputStream is = getClass().getResourceAsStream("/YOUR_FILENAME_HERE"); and then for example DataInputStream dis = new DataInputStream(is); I hope this helps ;-) Cheers, Pavlin