Read a Text File

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You can open a text file and read each line.
  • The BufferedReader represents a text file.
  • You can create BufferedReader from an


  • The while condition (s=fh.readLine())!=null does two

things, it assigns the string s and it checks for null.

The text file [haggis.txt] includes some lines of text.

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Using the try structure

You can use the try feature in Java 7. This ensures that the file will be closed and disposed of even if the read fails.

  • If the file is missing then the exception will be raised and caught.

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