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Reading a file bit by bit

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I may be a bit ignorant but I'm assuming I could read and write any file bit by bit (ie. 1's and 0's).

Just to satisfy my own curiosity I would like to write a simple class that would take a filename, read it in and write 1's and 0's out to the screen and at the same time write this data to another file, essentially copying the file but also displaying it bit by bit.

I have done some reasearch into datainputstream which can return bytes but I would like to be able to see the bits?

Is this possible and is there a class that would do this for me?
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The byte is the smallest unit you can manipulate directly.  If you want to display the ones and zeros, you can read each byte and then use Integer.toBinaryString to get the binary representation of the bytes in String form.
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