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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [commons-io] CopyUtils
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 22:38:24 GMT
commons-io does not have another method for the task you describe.

At present I would say that commons-io would recommend that in truly
performance/scalability critical tasks it would be adbisable to code your
own io code for this kind of task.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Taylor" <>
> Greetings, I would like to use CopyUtils.copy(InputStream is, OutpuStream
os) to manually
> server (read from input stream and write to output stream) up large binary
files to web clients (browsers).
> After reading the documentation which indicates it does not flush the
buffer in the method,
> I'm concerned that this would result in OutOfMemoryErrors under large
> I was under the assumption that it would be prudent to flush the buffer
after a certain number
> of reads to reduce the amount of resident memory used.
> Is there a another utility to perform such a common task?
> robert
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