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Why is BufferedReader not reading, but clearing my text file?

 
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Followed this: http://www.mkyong.com/java/how-to-read-file-from-java-bufferedreader-example/



In the constructor I create the BufferedReader using the FileReader and path to the input text file(in same dir as this project). When I am done reading I close it. In the debugger it is unable to read a single line, then goes to close the file.
 
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It's the BufferedWriter which is clearing your file, not the reader.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:It's the BufferedWriter which is clearing your file, not the reader.



Thanks that was it.
 
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Since Java 7, you can use the try-with-resources statement around the BufferedReader so you don't have to close it explicitly.



Source: https://funnelgarden.com/java_read_file/
 
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