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Problem with IO java class method, newOutputStream(CREATE), program won't compile

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Hello Experts,
I am getting a compilation error with the program below. I don't understand why because the code is straight from the book. The problem according to Eclipse is the newOutStream() method which is supposed to come from the java.nio.file.StandardOpenOption.* class, which as you can see is imported into the file. The error hint states; "The method newOutputStream(StandardOpenOption) is undefined for the type Path". Help needed please. I hope I provided enough info.

import java.nio.file.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.nio.ByteBuffer;
import static java.nio.file.StandardOpenOption.*;
public class CreateEmptyEmployeesFile
{
   public static void main(String[] args)
   {
      Path file =
         Paths.get("C:\\JavaPrograms\\Data.txt");
      String s = "000,       ,00.00" + System.getProperty("line.separator");
      byte[] data = s.getBytes();
      ByteBuffer buffer = ByteBuffer.wrap(data);
      final int NUMRECS = 1000;
      try
      {
         OutputStream output = new BufferedOutputStream(file.newOutputStream(CREATE));
         BufferedWriter writer = new BufferedWriter(new OutputStreamWriter(output));
         for(int count = 0; count < NUMRECS; ++count)
             writer.write(s, 0, s.length());
         writer.close();
      }
      catch(Exception e)
      {
          System.out.println("Error message: " + e);
      }

   }
}
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