How to write data with FileOutputStream without losing old data?


If you work with FileOutputStream methods, each time you write your file through this methods you've been lost your old data. Is it possible to write file without losing your old data via FileOutputStream?

This question is tagged with java fileoutputstream

~ Asked on 2011-12-17 12:33:43

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Use the constructor that takes a File and a boolean

FileOutputStream(File file, boolean append) 

and set the boolean to true. That way, the data you write will be appended to the end of the file, rather than overwriting what was already there.

~ Answered on 2011-12-17 12:36:41


Use the constructor for appending material to the file:

FileOutputStream(File file, boolean append)
Creates a file output stream to write to the file represented by the specified File object.

So to append to a file say "abc.txt" use

FileOutputStream fos=new FileOutputStream(new File("abc.txt"),true);

~ Answered on 2011-12-17 12:37:14

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