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Posted on 2003-11-24
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Hi!

I am trying to write a function that download image from url to my computer’s specific local directory.
This is a command-line application. Please show me an example.

Thanks,

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Question by:dkim18
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URL url = new URL(text);
URLConnection urlConnection = url.openConnection();
InputStream is = urlConnection.getInputStream();
FileOutputStream file = new FileOutputStream(filename);

int len;
byte[] buf = new byte[256];
while ((len = is.read(buf))>=0)
{
  file.write(buf, 0, len);
}
is.close();
file.close();
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I read  API for java.io.InputStream read(byte[]) method and java.io.FileOutputStream write(byte[], int off, int len).
The read(byte[]) method returns an integer that tells me how many bytes were actually read in. So, I think I should only write that many bytes out. Doesn't your code above only work if the incoming file's byte count is evenly divisible by 256?
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the code above does only write the number of bytes read, where len is the number of bytes:

file.write(buf, 0, len);

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