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How to skip reading empty lines in text file

 
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Hi All
I am a novice for Java, just trying out to master the skills.
I am doing a self assignment in which I read data from a csv file or text file and print the no of lines
Now my text file has empty lines, I want to skip reading the empty line. The code which I have written takes all the lines and print the no of lines, I am posting my code here, please check it and guide me on how to avoid reading empty lines and go to next line.
My present code is

Please guide and advice me on how to skip the empty lines, while counting
 
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You need to execute lines 11 - 13 only if the line is not empty. So you need some construct that executes some code only if a condition is met. Do you know if such a construct exists in Java ?
 
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In pseudo code
1) Remove all white spaces. (Empty quotes are called white spaces.e.g. " ") Check out the String API to find existing methods to trim (hint) these white spaces
2) Then check the length (hint) of the string. If it is zero, then the line is empty.
3) If empty, skip, else process (hint hint)
 
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