Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.io
Class PipedOutputStream

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.io.OutputStream
      extended by java.io.PipedOutputStream
All Implemented Interfaces:
Closeable, Flushable

public class PipedOutputStream
extends OutputStream

A piped output stream can be connected to a piped input stream to create a communications pipe. The piped output stream is the sending end of the pipe. Typically, data is written to a PipedOutputStream object by one thread and data is read from the connected PipedInputStream by some other thread. Attempting to use both objects from a single thread is not recommended as it may deadlock the thread. The pipe is said to be broken if a thread that was reading data bytes from the connected piped input stream is no longer alive.

Since:
JDK1.0
See Also:
PipedInputStream

Constructor Summary
PipedOutputStream()
          Creates a piped output stream that is not yet connected to a piped input stream.
PipedOutputStream(PipedInputStream snk)
          Creates a piped output stream connected to the specified piped input stream.
 
Method Summary
 void close()
          Closes this piped output stream and releases any system resources associated with this stream.
 void connect(PipedInputStream snk)
          Connects this piped output stream to a receiver.
 void flush()
          Flushes this output stream and forces any buffered output bytes to be written out.
 void write(byte[] b, int off, int len)
          Writes len bytes from the specified byte array starting at offset off to this piped output stream.
 void write(int b)
          Writes the specified byte to the piped output stream.
 
Methods inherited from class java.io.OutputStream
write
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PipedOutputStream

public PipedOutputStream(PipedInputStream snk)
                  throws IOException
Creates a piped output stream connected to the specified piped input stream. Data bytes written to this stream will then be available as input from snk.

Parameters:
snk - The piped input stream to connect to.
Throws:
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.

PipedOutputStream

public PipedOutputStream()
Creates a piped output stream that is not yet connected to a piped input stream. It must be connected to a piped input stream, either by the receiver or the sender, before being used.

See Also:
PipedInputStream.connect(java.io.PipedOutputStream), connect(java.io.PipedInputStream)
Method Detail

connect

public void connect(PipedInputStream snk)
             throws IOException
Connects this piped output stream to a receiver. If this object is already connected to some other piped input stream, an IOException is thrown.

If snk is an unconnected piped input stream and src is an unconnected piped output stream, they may be connected by either the call:

 src.connect(snk)
or the call:
 snk.connect(src)
The two calls have the same effect.

Parameters:
snk - the piped input stream to connect to.
Throws:
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.

write

public void write(int b)
           throws IOException
Writes the specified byte to the piped output stream.

Implements the write method of OutputStream.

Specified by:
write in class OutputStream
Parameters:
b - the byte to be written.
Throws:
IOException - if the pipe is broken, unconnected, closed, or if an I/O error occurs.

write

public void write(byte[] b,
                  int off,
                  int len)
           throws IOException
Writes len bytes from the specified byte array starting at offset off to this piped output stream. This method blocks until all the bytes are written to the output stream.

Overrides:
write in class OutputStream
Parameters:
b - the data.
off - the start offset in the data.
len - the number of bytes to write.
Throws:
IOException - if the pipe is broken, unconnected, closed, or if an I/O error occurs.

flush

public void flush()
           throws IOException
Flushes this output stream and forces any buffered output bytes to be written out. This will notify any readers that bytes are waiting in the pipe.

Specified by:
flush in interface Flushable
Overrides:
flush in class OutputStream
Throws:
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.

close

public void close()
           throws IOException
Closes this piped output stream and releases any system resources associated with this stream. This stream may no longer be used for writing bytes.

Specified by:
close in interface Closeable
Overrides:
close in class OutputStream
Throws:
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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