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difference between file and stream in IOStreams ?

 
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Please explain me with an example
 
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See the API documentation of java.io.File and java.io.InputStream, java.io.OutputStream and subclasses.

Also see Lesson: Basic I/O in Oracle's Java Tutorials.
 
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Just as important is the difference between data streams and readers, which you will also find mentioned in the Tutorial link Jesper gave you.
 
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I assume you know what a file is?

A stream, as the name implies, is like a real stream. It is a flow of bytes.

The file may be the 'source' of a stream or the 'destination' of a stream.

You should look on the web generally for file io, redirection, stdin, stdout, stderr, piping, etc.
 
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Angus Comber wrote:
You should look on the web generally for file io, redirection, stdin, stdout, stderr, piping, etc.



All the world is but a stage, er, a file ;-)
 
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