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Word Counter - just count odd lines?

Nick Wu

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1
hello all
I am new to Java and doing a code to count the specific words in a text file and print them with the line number.
The code below is the sample main method which I havenot combined with other classes.
The problem I encountered is that this main method only print the odd lines in the text files. Anyone can show me how to resolve it? Thanks.
Brian Pipa
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 299
You first problem lies here:

In the if statement itself, you call inFile.readLine() which reads a line but you don't do anything with it so it gets lost. Whenever you read a line, you need to store/use it. Since this sounds like a homework problem, I won't give you the answer but that should get you on the right track.

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