Monday, March 13, 2017

Java NIO, Files & Paths - Single Statement to Read File as a String

Quick Tip

Here is a quick example (Listing 1) of a single Java statement to read the contents of a file into a single String instance.

NOTE Don’t forget to specify the charset! It’s essential when working with text data.

Listing 1 - Single Statement File to String

String content = new String(
  Files.readAllBytes(
    Paths.get("File_To_Read.txt")
  )
  ,Charset.forName("UTF-8")
);

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