How to count the number of lines in a text file using Java?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

To count the number of lines in a file

  • Instantiate the FileInputStream class by passing an object of the required file as parameter to its constructor.
  • Read the contents of the file to a bytearray using the read() method of FileInputStream class.
  • Instantiate a String class by passing the byte array obtained, as a parameter its constructor.
  • Now, split the above string into an array of strings using the split() method by passing the regular expression of the new line as a parameter to this method.
  • Now, find the length of the obtained array.

Example

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
public class NumberOfCharacters {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception{
   
      File file = new File("data");
      FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(file);
      byte[] byteArray = new byte[(int)file.length()];
      fis.read(byteArray);
      String data = new String(byteArray);
      String[] stringArray = data.split("\r\n");
      System.out.println("Number of lines in the file are ::"+stringArray.length);
   }
}

data


Output

Number of lines in the file are ::3
raja
Published on 10-Jan-2018 10:48:33
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