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Line break for fileOutputStream

Cathleen Meneses

Joined: Mar 16, 2004
Posts: 21

given the ff code:
FileOutputStream streamOut = new FileOutputStream(new File(strPath),true);
byte [] b = new byte[content.length];
b= content.getBytes();
streamOut.write (b);

how can we insert line breaks after we write array b to the file?
thanks!! ^_^

Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9167

OutputStreams are usually used for binary files. They don't provide any methods to add line breaks so you have to get the line break sequence using System.getProperty("line.separator") and append it to your lines or write it after each line. Error prone and tedious.
A better alternative for working with character based files are the Reader classes. Several of those classes have methods to add new lines. For example, has a newLine() method and has several println() methods.

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Cathleen Meneses

Joined: Mar 16, 2004
Posts: 21
thanks Joe! it really helped a lot! now i can move on ^_^ thanks again!
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