Read the Content of a File Line by Line in Java


Write a Java Program to read the content of a file line by line.

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class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {

            // Creates a FileInputStream
            FileInputStream file = new FileInputStream("input.txt");

            // Creates a BufferedInputStream
            BufferedInputStream input = new BufferedInputStream(file);

            // Reads first byte from file
            int i = input .read();
            while (i != -1) {
                System.out.print((char) i);

                // Reads next byte from the file
                i =;
        catch (Exception e) {
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First Line 
Second Line 
Third Line 
Fourth Line 
Fifth Line
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  • This program performs the task of reading data from a given file by employing    BufferedInputStream() method.
  • This method helps in speedy access of data, and reduces time consumption.
  • First step of execution includes converting the contents of input file into bytes.
  • This byte-stream is then stored in a FileInputStream type object.
  • Those converted bytes are then transformed into an array of bytes.
  • For this purpose, a new object of BufferedInputStream is instantiated, which takes that file object as an argument to its constructor.
  • Initially, the first byte is read from the buffer, and is then stored into an integer variable.
  • The while loop reads each line from the file using read() method, and continues doing so till the value of byte is not equal to -1.
  • File is closed afterwards, also keep in mind, that file should be in the same location as the program.