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Homework Help: Reading a File

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #1
    Can a File object alone be used to read a file?

    I am thinking it is no because don't you have to use the scanner class to get the data from the file?

    I have tried looking for this online but haven't been able to find the answer.
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  3. Dec 6, 2011 #2
    I should probably add this is in java
  4. Dec 7, 2011 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, that would be good to do.

    The File class has no methods for reading (or writing to) a File instance. For the methods on the File class, see http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/java/io/File.html.
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