how to append text to a text file?

hi all,
i want to append text to a file submitting from a jsp page.

i have a search.jsp
code in search.jsp

while (rs.next())
{
%>
<tr>
<td><a href="details.jsp?d_id=<%=rs.getInt("d_id")%>"><%=rs.getString("name")%></a>
</td>
</tr>
<%}%>

so for each record it creats a link when click on each link it will display the details.

CODE IN DETAILS.JSP
<!-- Name -->
<TR>
<TD HEIGHT="20" nowrap><b><FONT COLOR="3366CC" SIZE="2" FACE="Tahoma">name </FONT></b></TD>
<TD HEIGHT="20"><FONT FACE="Courier New" color="blue"><b><INPUT NAME="name" VALUE="<%=rs.getString("d_name")%>" SIZE="20" MAXLENGTH="50"></b></FONT></TD>
</TR>


<!-- Civilid -->
<TR>
<TD HEIGHT="20" nowrap><b><FONT COLOR="3366CC" SIZE="2" FACE="Tahoma">CIVILID</FONT></b></TD>
<TD HEIGHT="20"><FONT FACE="Arial"><INPUT NAME="civilid" VALUE="<%=(rs.getString("CIVIL_ID") == null? "":rs.getString("CIVIL_ID"))%>" SIZE="20" MAXLENGTH="12"></FONT></TD>
</TR>

HERE USER CAN MODIFY NAME AND CIVILID FIELDS AND UPDATE.

CODE IN UPDATE.JSP
sql="UPDATE TABLENAME SET "name='" + name + "'," + "CIVIL_ID='" + civilid + "',"+ "'WHERE id='" + d_id + "'";
TILL NOW EVERYTHING OK.

MY PROBLEM IS I WANT TO STORE ALL THE OLD DATA BEFORE UPDATE AND AFTER UPDATE INTO A TEXT FILE SO THAT I CAN KNOW THAT WHAT HAS BEEN UPDATED.

SO I TRIED LIKE IN UPDATE.JSP AFTER UPDATE SYNTAX I AM USING THE BELOW CODE.
THE PROBLEM IS HERE ITS NOT APPENDING THE NEW VALUES.I JUST OVERWRITING THE FILE.

SO ANY HELP.




<%

BufferedWriter bw = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("/temp/user_date.txt"));
Enumeration enum = request.getParameterNames();
String line = "";
while (enum.hasMoreElements()) {
String paramName = (String)enum.nextElement();
line = paramName + ": ";
String[] values = request.getParameterValues(paramName);
for (int i = 0; i < values.length; i++) {
line += values;
if (i != (values.length - 1)) line += ", ";
}
bw.write(line, 0, line.length());
bw.newLine();
}
bw.close();
%>
saleemkhanAsked:
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jimmackCommented:
For the line:

BufferedWriter bw = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("/temp/user_date.txt"));

add a second parameter to the FileWriter as follows:

BufferedWriter bw = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("/temp/user_date.txt", true));

This will then append to the end of the file instead of overwriting ;-)

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f_98Commented:
>>BufferedWriter bw = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("/temp/user_date.txt"));
try
  FileWriter ("/temp/user_date.txt", true);



jimmackCommented:
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f_98Commented:
sorry; posted in parallel
jimmackCommented:
No problem.  It's always a race with questions like this ;-)
saleemkhanAuthor Commented:
;-)

thanks
applekannaCommented:
Wouldn't "write" accessing a file from a JSP cause a thread issue coz write does a "write file lock" on the file .
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