Java.io.DataInputStream.skipBytes() Method

Advertisements


Description

The java.io.DataInputStream.skipBytes(int n) method skips over n bytes of data from the input stream. The method never throws and EOFException.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.DataInputStream.skipBytes(int n) method:

public final int skipBytes(int n)

Parameters

  • n -- Number of bytes to be skipped.

Return Value

This method returns the number of bytes to skipped.

Exception

  • IOException -- If the stream is closed or the or any I/O error occurs.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.DataInputStream.skipBytes(int n) method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.DataInputStream;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;

public class DataInputStreamDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
         
      InputStream is = null;
      DataInputStream dis = null;
      FileOutputStream fos = null;
      DataOutputStream dos = null;
      byte[] b = {4,124,119,114,125,45,76,83,84};
      
      try{
         // create file output stream
         fos = new FileOutputStream("c:\\test.txt");
           
         // create data output stream
         dos = new DataOutputStream(fos);
           
         // for each byte in buffer
         for(byte j:b)
         {
            // write byte to the output stream
            dos.writeByte(j);
         }
           
         // force data to the underlying file output stream
         dos.flush();
         
         // create file input stream
         is = new FileInputStream("c:\\test.txt");
         
         // create new data input stream
         dis = new DataInputStream(is);
         
         // available stream to be read
         while(dis.available()>0)
         {
            // reads characters encoded with modified UTF-8
            int k = dis.read();
            
            // print
            System.out.print(k+" ");
            
            // skips 1 by
            dis.skipBytes(1);
         }
      }catch(Exception e){
         // if any error occurs
         e.printStackTrace();
      }finally{
         
         // releases all system resources from the streams
         if(is!=null)
            is.close();
         if(dis!=null)
            dis.close();
         if(fos!=null)
            fos.close();
         if(dos!=null)
            dos.close();
      }
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

4 119 125 76 84



Advertisements
Advertisements