Reading & Writing Text Files

How do I write a text file keeping a user's formatting from a textbox, and then how do I read it back with the same formatting?  For example, the following should keep its line breaks (or line wrapping) and paragraph breaks.

Thanks in advance!

This is paragraph one.
This is line two of paragraph one.

This is paragraph two.
This is line two of paragraph two.
This is line three of paragraph two.
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evijayCommented:
writing to file --->

try {
String str = textArea.getText();
FileOutputStream ofs = new FileOutputStream("mytxt.txt");
ofs.write(str.getBytes());
ofs.close();
} catch (Exception e) { e.printStackTrace();}


reading from file --->


try {
FileInputStream ifs = new FileInputStream("mytxt.txt");
byte[] datab;
ifs.read(datab = new byte[ifs.available()]);
String dataStr=new String(datab);
textArea.setText(dataStr);
} catch (Exception e) {}



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jreillyAuthor Commented:
Hi,

The errors I am getting trying to test the code above are:

no method matching getBytes() found in class java.lang.String
no constructor matching String(byte[]) in class java.lang.String

I am using java 1.0.2.

Thanks again!
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evijayCommented:
I am sorry/. I thought you  are using 1.1 jdk.

You have to change the calls in this way.



        try {
        String str = textArea.getText();
        FileOutputStream ofs = new FileOutputStream("mytxt.txt");
        byte barr[] = new byte[str.length()];
        str.getBytes(0, barr.length - 1, barr, 0);
        ofs.write(barr);
        ofs.close();
        } catch (Exception e) { e.printStackTrace();}


        reading from file --->


        try {
        FileInputStream ifs = new FileInputStream("mytxt.txt");
        byte[] datab;
        ifs.read(datab = new byte[ifs.available()]);
        String dataStr=new String(datab, 0); // set hibyte to 0 unless u are using some asian language
        textArea.setText(dataStr);
        } catch (Exception e) {}
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jreillyAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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jreillyAuthor Commented:
This works great for textboxes but when I try to display it as static text it doesn't retain the paragraph breaks.  Any ideas?

Thanks again!
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jreillyAuthor Commented:
This works great for textboxes but when I try to display it as static text it doesn't retain the paragraph breaks.  Any ideas?

Thanks again!
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evijayCommented:
I didnt get by what you mean by static text. Can you elaborate this with an example ?

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