Java.io.PipedOutputStream Class


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Introduction

The Java.io.PipedOutputStream class is a piped output stream that can be connected to a piped input stream to create a communications pipe.Following are the important points about PipedOutputStream:

  • The piped output stream is the sending end of the pipe.

  • Attempting to use both objects from a single thread is not recommended as it may deadlock the thread.

  • Data is written to a PipedOutputStream object by one thread and data is read from the connected PipedInputStream by some other thread.

  • The pipe is said to be broken if a thread that was reading data bytes from the connected piped input stream is no longer alive.

Class declaration

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

public class PipedOutputStream
  extends OutputStream

Class constructors

S.N. Constructor & Description
1

PipedOutputStream()

This creates a piped output stream that is not yet connected to a piped input stream.

2

PipedOutputStream(PipedInputStream snk)

This creates a piped output stream connected to the specified piped input stream.

Class methods

S.N. Method & Description
1

void close()

This method closes this piped output stream and releases any system resources associated with this stream.

2

void connect(PipedInputStream snk)

This method connects this piped output stream to a receiver.

3

void flush()

This method flushes this output stream and forces any buffered output bytes to be written out.

4

void write(byte[] b, int off, int len)

This method writes len bytes from the specified byte array starting at offset off to this piped output stream.

5

void write(int b)

This method writes the specified byte to the piped output stream.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • Java.io.OutputStream
  • Java.io.Object


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