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Is it possible to use RandomAccessFile class in conjunction with the DataInputStream class.?
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NO
RandomAccessFiles cannot be chained to streams. actually they do not work with streams.
others can explain better here why and other intracies about this.

Originally posted by Arsho, Ayan:
Is it possible to use RandomAccessFile class in conjunction with the DataInputStream class.?
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somebody please speak up .........
 
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RandomAccessFile and DataInputStream both implement the DataInput interface. That means that both of them can be used for the same goal but RandomAccessFile works directly on Files while DataInputStream works on streams... You are going to say "yes but DataInputStream can work on FileInputStream and thus Files too". The thing is that when you read a stream then you cannot come back to the beginning of the stream or anywhere on the stream. With RandomAccessFile you can do that, that is, read/write any position within a file.
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