Java.io.Reader.close() Method

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Description

The java.io.Reader.close() method closes the stream and releases any system resources associated with it. Once the stream has been closed, further read(), ready(), mark(), reset(), or skip() invocations will throw an IOException.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.Reader.close() method

public abstract void close()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method does not return a value.

Exception

  • IOException -- If an I/O error occurs

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.Reader.close() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.*;

public class ReaderDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String s = "Hello World";

      // create a new StringReader
      Reader reader = new StringReader(s);

      try {
         // read the first five chars
         for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
            char c = (char) reader.read();
            System.out.print("" + c);
         }

         // change line
         System.out.println();

         // close the stream
         System.out.println("Closing Stream...");
         reader.close();
         System.out.println("Stream Closed.");

      } catch (IOException ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

Hello
Closing Stream...
Stream Closed.



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