The class is a buffered character-input stream that keeps track of line numbers.A line is considered to be terminated by any one of a line feed ('\n'), a carriage return ('\r'), or a carriage return followed immediately by a linefeed.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for class:

public class LineNumberReader
   extends BufferedReader


Following are the fields for class:

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

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1LineNumberReader(Reader in)
This creates a new line-numbering reader, using the default input-buffer size.
2LineNumberReader(Reader in, int sz)
This creates a new line-numbering reader, reading characters into a buffer of the given size.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1 int getLineNumber()
This method gets the current line number.
2 void mark(int readAheadLimit)
This method mark the present position in the stream.
3 int read()
This method read a single character.
4 int read(char[] cbuf, int off, int len)
This method read characters into a portion of an array.
5 String readLine()
This method read a line of text.
6 void reset()
This method reset the stream to the most recent mark.
7 void setLineNumber(int lineNumber)
This method set the current line number.
8 long skip(long n)
This method skip characters.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes: