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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IO-480) IOUtils.closeQuietly can throw NullPointerException
Date Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:52:00 GMT

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Sebb commented on IO-480:
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I think a better fix might be to correct the Javadoc.

> IOUtils.closeQuietly can throw NullPointerException
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-480
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-480
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Matt Kusnierz
>   Original Estimate: 10m
>  Remaining Estimate: 10m
>
> The IOUtils#closeQuietly method in its javadoc suggests that ANY exceptions will be ignored.
This is not the case, as the code only catches IOExceptions. As this example stack trace shows,
it is possible for some InputStreams to throw NullPointerExceptions during close:
> java.lang.NullPointerException: null
> 	at java.io.FilterInputStream.close(FilterInputStream.java:155) ~[na:1.6.0_35]
> 	at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.JarURLConnection$JarURLInputStream.close(JarURLConnection.java:90)
~[na:1.6.0_35]
> 	at org.apache.commons.io.IOUtils.closeQuietly(IOUtils.java:281) ~[commons-io-2.1.jar:2.1]
> 	at org.apache.commons.io.IOUtils.closeQuietly(IOUtils.java:224) ~[commons-io-2.1.jar:2.1]
> Close quietly should do as advertised/suggested and catch all Exceptions.



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