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how to read input from a text file

sagarika chinya
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Joined: Oct 17, 2002
Posts: 11
Hi,
I have written a program using StringTokenizer.It takes a string and breaks it into tokens.The argument for StringTokenizer is a String.And this if working fine.
My question is ..
I want to input a text file from command line and read the text file and after performing some operation output the results to a text file. I am new to java, can any body tell as to which methods/classes to use?
If i use FileInputStream , i am getting the following error
Incompatible type for constructor. Can't convert java.io.FileInputStream to java.lang.String.
StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(fromFile);
can anyone tell me whats wrong??
thanks
sagarika
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
StringTokenizer's constructors like Strings as arguments.
To get some lines (Strings) use a FileReader feeding a BufferedReader and use the BufferReader's getLine method. From the lines you can make StringTokenizers which you can use to get tokens.
Sorry I don't write the code for you, but do post what you write if you have problems.
-Barry
[ October 18, 2002: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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