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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IO-203) Add skipFully() method for InputStreams
Date Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:59:27 GMT

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Sebb commented on IO-203:
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Note that Reader.skip(n) and InputStream.skip(n) behave differently according to the Javadoc.

Reader.skip(n) throws IllegalArgumentException for n < 0, whereas InputStread.skip(n) does
nothing.


> Add skipFully() method for InputStreams
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-203
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-203
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Utilities
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> The skip() method is not guaranteed to skip the requested number of bytes, even if there
is more data available. This is particularly true of Buffered input streams.
> It would be useful to have a skip() method that keeps skipping until the required number
of bytes have been read, or EOF was reached, in which case it should throw an Exception.
> [I'll add a patch later.]

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