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    manik is offline Member
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    Exclamation Probelm reading text file from unix

    Hi ,

    I want to read a text file present in Unix machine using java code . I wrote the following java code and shell script to do that . But i am getting only last few lines of the file . Is there any other way to do this . I can use simple java code to read a file but i need to run two commands using pipe both cat and grep this is not possible with only java so i used shell script to do that

    String script= "/ViewFile.ksh";
    String cmdarr[] = {"sh","-C",script};
    Process p = null;
    p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(cmdarr);
    BufferedReader stdInput = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(p.getInputStream()));
    while ((s = stdInput.readLine()) != null) {

    in the script file i have some thing like this

    cat /file.tmp | grep 'Hello'

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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    File (Java Platform SE 6).
    Just a possibility...

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    That's not much to go on, but it sounds like a race condition. If I understand, you shell out, which causes your script to write to write to stdin, and then you set up to read stdin. Sounds like what is written to stdin is lost if it is not read. The read process doesn't start until most of the file has been lost.

    I would suggest writing the output to a new file, waiting until the commands complete, and then opening the new file and reading it. Or, is that what this is supposed to do? I'm not sure you need a Java program to do that...

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