Java.io.RandomAccessFile.getFilePointer() Method


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Description

The java.io.RandomAccessFile.getFilePointer() method returns the current offset in this file.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.RandomAccessFile.getFilePointer() method.

public long getFilePointer()

Parameters

NA

Return Value

This method returns the offset from the beginning of the file, in bytes, at which the next read or write occurs.

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.RandomAccessFile.getFilePointer() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.*;

public class RandomAccessFileDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
   
      try {
      
         // create a new RandomAccessFile with filename Example
         RandomAccessFile raf = new RandomAccessFile("c:/test.txt", "rw");

         // write something in the file
         raf.writeUTF("Hello World");

         // set the file pointer at 0 position
         raf.seek(0);

         // read and print the contents of the file
         System.out.println("" + raf.readUTF());

         // return the file pointer
         System.out.println("" + raf.getFilePointer());

         // change the position of the file pointer
         raf.seek(5);

         // return the file pointer
         System.out.println("" + raf.getFilePointer());

         // close the strea and release resources
         raf.close();
         
      } catch (IOException ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

Hello World
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