Adding a bit to an earlier post, here is a way to read the entire contents of a data file into an array of strings using the Java Scanner library. But if you’re looking to get the entire contents into a single string, line breaks included there’s a one liner for that as well.
This just adds one more method to the end of the line of code from the previous post.
String ray = new Scanner(new File("data.dat")).useDelimiter("\\Z").next().split("\\n");
ray is an array with each element a line from
If you’re interested in what the
useDelimiter method does, it’s explained in a previous post.