The Java.io.Reader class is a abstract class for reading character streams.
Following is the declaration for Java.io.Reader class −
public class Reader extends Object implements DataOutput, DataInput, Closeable
Following are the fields for Java.io.Reader class −
protected Object lock − This is the object used to synchronize operations on this stream.
|Sr.No.||Constructor & Description|
This creates a new character-stream reader whose critical sections will synchronize on the reader itself.
protected Reader(Object lock)
This creates a new character-stream reader whose critical sections will synchronize on the given object.
|Sr.No.||Method & Description|
|1||abstract void close()
This method closes the stream and releases any system resources associated with it.
|2||void mark(int readAheadLimit)
This method marks the present position in the stream.
This method tells whether this stream supports the mark() operation.
This method reads a single character.
|5||int read(char cbuf)
This method reads characters into an array.
|6||abstract int read(char cbuf, int off, int len)
This method reads characters into a portion of an array.
|7||int read(CharBuffer target)
This method attempts to read characters into the specified character buffer.
This method tells whether this stream is ready to be read.
This method resets the stream.
|10||long skip(long n)
This method skips characters.
This class inherits methods from the following classes −