Java

I/O in the JavaTM 2 Platform

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I/O functionality of the JavaTM 2 Platform provides for system input and output through data streams, serialization and the file system. In v 1.4, a new I/O (NIO) API was introduced that provides new features and improved performance.

Class java.io.File in the Java 2 platform is a true abstract representation of file and directory pathnames. Class File supports temporary files, conversion of abstract pathnames to URL's, comparability, and access to additional file attributes.

Java 2 Platform I/O Features

Features introduced in JDKTM 1.1

For completeness, a discussion of the JDK 1.1 I/O changes can be found here:

Additional I/O reference material


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