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properties file

eric clark

Joined: Jan 18, 2001
Posts: 16
im trying to read in a properties file, this werks like this:
Properties pr = new Properties();
File fname = new File("/tmp/");
FileInputStream input_stream = new FileInputStream(fname);
String Name = pr.getProperty("Name");
now i wanna built a loop to readin all existing record and automatically built the strings out of it , like
properties file: name = eric jsp-page: string name = pr.getprop("name"), etc some1 could help me plz?
what i need to know,2 how do i write a properties file, is it the same way then reading it? thx
[This message has been edited by eric clark (edited January 19, 2001).]
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
Since java.util.Properties is based on java.util.Hashtable, you can get an enumeration over all of the property names with:
Enumeration e = myProp.keys();
// or the easy to remember:
Enumeration e = myProp.propertyNames() ;
A Properties can list to a PrintStream like this:
myProp.list( System.out ) ; // a nice readable format
You can also save a Properites object to a file
with the store() method
A good reference such as Java in a Nutshell and/or copy of the JavaDocs is your friend.
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