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multi-line matcher

Natesan Prabhakaran
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hai, can you please explain how to read full content of buffer or a file at a time. i want to use a multline matcher for a file content..thanks,


Stan James
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For any stream you can read bytes and append them to a StringBuffer. For a file or any stream where you might know the number of bytes to expect, you can read into a byte array of exactly the right size in a single shot. And somebody once posted a cute Scanner trick to read a stream into a string in one line using EOF as the delimiter.

Is that the right kind of thing?

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