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Help finding EOF

  Asked By: Maria    Date: Dec 26    Category: Java    Views: 1516

I am trying to know the number of lines in a text file . And want to
know if there is a EOF('\0') character with which i can compare and
find the number of lines in the text file by looping .



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Oscar Evans     Answered On: Dec 26

EOF is not END OF FILE. its a character. it is not a true EOF. conside
the program you are writing to test for EOF. it must contain a
character of value 0 before the end of the file!

what you want is to know the file  size.

which loop counter != file size
read file
if content = 13 || content = 11 (line feed characters)
end if

get the file size using the File object
compare characters using (String)s.charAt(int)

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