access to text file inside a jar

my code reads from a text file
      String source_name =  "./src/"+name + ".txt";
               File source_file = new File(source_name);
        try {
          BufferedReader filereader = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(
            source_file.getAbsolutePath()));
}
it works fine in eclipse but when i create the jar file i does not work...
the text files are in my source directory of the project

thank you
maarmolakAsked:
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elfe69Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Use getResourceAsStream():

String source_name =  name + ".txt";
BufferedReader filereader = new BufferedReader(InputStreamReader(System.class.getResourceAsStream(source_name)));

where System.class can be replaced by this.getClass() if you are not in a static method or any static class reference in a static method.
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CEHJCommented:
Either use the absolute path or load the stream using getClass().getResourceAsStream("xxxx");
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maarmolakAuthor Commented:
thanx for the reply
but it wont compile...inputstreamReader(inputStream) is undefined


 BufferedReader filereader = new BufferedReader(InputStreamReader(this.getClass().getResourceAsStream(source_name)));
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objectsCommented:
make sure u have the requireded imports

import java.io.*;
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elfe69Commented:
I forgot to tell you that the root of the path is the root in the jar file and should be added:

String source_name =  "/" + name + ".txt";
BufferedReader filereader = new BufferedReader(InputStreamReader(System.class.getResourceAsStream(source_name)));
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maarmolakAuthor Commented:
when i put in   " this.getClass" it wont work but with out the "this" works perfectly
thanks guys
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