blob: 914a0a60c1a42eda8bea5a2a6d9f818d856a76a5 [file] [log] [blame]
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed with
this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
(the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.
<body bgcolor="white">
This package defines utility classes for working with streams, readers,
writers and files. The most commonly used classes are described here:
<b>IOUtils</b> is the most frequently used class.
It provides operations to read, write, copy and close streams.
<b>FileUtils</b> provides operations based around the JDK File class.
These include reading, writing, copying, comparing and deleting.
<b>FilenameUtils</b> provides utilities based on filenames.
This utility class manipulates filenames without using File objects.
It aims to simplify the transition between Windows and Unix.
Before using this class however, you should consider whether you should
be using File objects.
<b>FileSystemUtils</b> allows access to the filing system in ways the JDK
does not support. At present this allows you to get the free space on a drive.
<b>EndianUtils</b> swaps data between Big-Endian and Little-Endian formats.