The close() method of Reader Class in Java is used to close the stream and release the resources that were busy in the stream, if any. This method has following results:
- If the stream is open, it closes the stream releasing the resources
- If the stream is already closed, it will have no effect.
- If any read or other similar operation is performed on the stream, after closing, it raises IOException
public abstract void close()
Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameters
Return Value: This method do not returns any value.
Exception: This method throws IOException if some error occurs while input output.
Below methods illustrates the working of close() method:
Integer value of character read: 71 Actual character read: G Integer value of character read: 101 Actual character read: e Integer value of character read: 101 Actual character read: e Integer value of character read: 107 Actual character read: k Integer value of character read: 115 Actual character read: s Stream Closed.
Stream Closed. java.io.IOException: Stream closed
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