Java.io.FilterInputStream.mark() Method

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Description

The java.io.FilterInputStream.mark(int readlimit) method marks the current position in this input stream.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.FilterInputStream.mark(int readlimit) method:

public void mark(int readlimit)

Parameters

  • readlimit -- the maximum limit of bytes that can be read before the mark position becomes invalid.

Return Value

The method does not return any value.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.FilterInputStream.mark(int readlimit) method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FilterInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;

public class FilterInputStreamDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
      
      InputStream is = null; 
      FilterInputStream fis = null; 
      
      try{
         // create input streams
         is = new FileInputStream("C://test.txt");
         fis = new BufferedInputStream(is);
         
         // reads and prints BufferedReader
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());
         
         // mark invoked at this position
         fis.mark(0);
         System.out.println("mark() invoked");
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());
         
         // reset() repositioned the stream to the mark
         fis.reset();
         System.out.println("reset() invoked");
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());
         System.out.println((char)fis.read());

      }catch(IOException e){
         
         e.printStackTrace();
      }finally{
         
         // releases any system resources associated with the stream
         if(is!=null)
            is.close();
         if(fis!=null)
            fis.close();
      }
   }
}

Assuming we have a text file c:/test.txt, which has the following content. This file will be used as an input for our example program:

ABCDEF

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

A
B
mark() invoked
C
D
reset() invoked
C
D



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