Write text to a character-output stream, buffering characters so as to
provide for the efficient writing of single characters, arrays, and strings.
The buffer size may be specified, or the default size may be accepted.
The default is large enough for most purposes.
A newLine() method is provided, which uses the platform's own notion of
line separator as defined by the system property line.separator.
Not all platforms use the newline character ('\n') to terminate lines.
Calling this method to terminate each output line is therefore preferred to
writing a newline character directly.
In general, a Writer sends its output immediately to the underlying
character or byte stream. Unless prompt output is required, it is advisable
to wrap a BufferedWriter around any Writer whose write() operations may be
costly, such as FileWriters and OutputStreamWriters. For example,
= new PrintWriter(new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("foo.out")));
will buffer the PrintWriter's output to the file. Without buffering, each
invocation of a print() method would cause characters to be converted into
bytes that would then be written immediately to the file, which can be very
public void write(char cbuf,
int len) throws IOException
Write a portion of an array of characters.
Ordinarily this method stores characters from the given array into
this stream's buffer, flushing the buffer to the underlying stream as
needed. If the requested length is at least as large as the buffer,
however, then this method will flush the buffer and write the characters
directly to the underlying stream. Thus redundant
BufferedWriters will not copy data unnecessarily.
cbuf - A character array
off - Offset from which to start reading characters
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