Java.io.InputStream Class


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Introduction

The Java.io.InputStream class is the superclass of all classes representing an input stream of bytes. Applications that need to define a subclass of InputStream must always provide a method that returns the next byte of input.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for Java.io.InputStream class:

public abstract class InputStream
   extends Object
      implements Closeable

Class constructors

S.N. Constructor & Description
1

InputStream()

Single Constructor

Class methods

S.N. Method & Description
1

int available()

This method eturns an estimate of the number of bytes that can be read (or skipped over) from this input stream without blocking by the next invocation of a method for this input stream.

2

void close()

This method closes this input stream and releases any system resources associated with the stream.

3

void mark(int readlimit)

This method marks the current position in this input stream.

4

boolean markSupported()

This method tests if this input stream supports the mark and reset methods.

5

abstract int read()

This method reads the next byte of data from the input stream.

6

int read(byte[] b)

This method reads some number of bytes from the input stream and stores them into the buffer array b.

7

int read(byte[] b, int off, int len) <

This method reads up to len bytes of data from the input stream into an array of bytes.

8

void reset()

This method repositions this stream to the position at the time the mark method was last called on this input stream.

9

long skip(long n)

This method skips over and discards n bytes of data from this input stream.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • Java.io.Object


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