The class is for reading filtered character streams.Following are the important points about FilterReader:

  • The class itself provides default methods that pass all requests to the contained stream.

  • The Subclasses of FilterReader should override some of these methods and may also provide additional methods and fields.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for class:

public abstract class FilterReader
  extends Reader


Following are the fields for class:

  • protected Reader in -- This is the character-input stream.

  • protected Object lock -- This is the object used to synchronize operations on this stream.

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1protected FilterReader(Reader in)
This creates a new filtered reader.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1 void close()
This method closes the stream and releases any system resources associated with it.
2 void mark(int readAheadLimit)
This method marks the present position in the stream.
3 boolean markSupported()
This method tells whether this stream supports the mark() operation.
4 int read()
This method reads a single character.
5 int read(char[] cbuf, int off, int len)
This method reads characters into a portion of an array.
6 boolean ready()
This method tells whether this stream is ready to be read.
7 void reset()
This method resets the stream.
8 long skip(long n)
This method skips characters.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes: