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Content format in a text file

vinodh kumar
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Joined: Jan 07, 2008
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Hi,

Can some one advice how to approach in java to format the content of a file as mentioned below.

Present:


Output:



VINODH KUMAR
/**SCJP 1.5***chemical engineering rocks*/ [My Wiki]
Rob Spoor
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Do you know how to read lines of a file? Do you know how to write lines to a file?
The basic algorithm is this:
1) read ====
2) if there are no more lines available abort
3) read 4 lines
4) combine those 4 lines into one line
5) write that line
6) go to step 1

If you use a Scanner the reading and checking can be done using nextLine() and hasNextLine().


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vinodh kumar
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Thanks Rob.
Let me try based on your algorithm and will revert if any problem.


~Vinodh Kumar
 
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