# IntBuffer equals() method in Java

The equality of two buffers can be checked using the method equals() in the class java.nio.IntBuffer. Two buffers are equal if they have the same type of elements, the same number of elements and same sequence of elements. The method equals() returns true if the buffers are equal and false otherwise.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.nio.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int n = 5;
try {
IntBuffer buffer1 = IntBuffer.allocate(n);
buffer1.put(8);
buffer1.put(1);
buffer1.put(3);
buffer1.put(7);
buffer1.put(5);
buffer1.rewind();
System.out.println("The first IntBuffer is: " + Arrays.toString(buffer1.array()));
IntBuffer buffer2 = IntBuffer.allocate(n);
buffer2.put(8);
buffer2.put(1);
buffer2.put(3);
buffer2.put(7);
buffer2.put(5);
buffer2.rewind();
System.out.println("The second IntBuffer is: " + Arrays.toString(buffer2.array()));
boolean flag = buffer1.equals(buffer2);
if (flag)
System.out.println("Both the buffers are equal");
else
System.out.println("Both the buffers are not equal");
} catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
System.out.println("Error!!! IllegalArgumentException");
}
}
}

The output of the above program is as follows −

## Output

The first IntBuffer is: [8, 1, 3, 7, 5]
The second IntBuffer is: [8, 1, 3, 7, 5]
Both the buffers are equal
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