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This class is a subclass of OutputStream that writes data to a file specified by name or by a File or FileDescriptor object. If the specified file already exists, a FileOutputStream can be configured to overwrite or append to the existing file. write( ) writes a byte or array of bytes to the file. To write binary data, you typically use this class in conjunction with a BufferedOutputStream and a DataOutputStream. To write text, you typically use it with a PrintWriter, BufferedWriter and an OutputStreamWriter (or you use the convenience class FileWriter). Use close( ) to close a FileOutputStream when no further output will be written to it.

In Java 1.4 and later, use getChannel( ) to obtain a FileChannel object for writing to the underlying file using the New I/O API of java.nio and its subpackages.

Figure 9-17.

public class FileOutputStream extends OutputStream {
// Public Constructors
     public FileOutputStream(FileDescriptor fdObj);  
     public FileOutputStream(File file) throws FileNotFoundException;  
     public FileOutputStream(String name) throws FileNotFoundException;  
1.1  public FileOutputStream(String name, boolean append) throws FileNotFoundException;  
1.4  public FileOutputStream(File file, boolean append) throws FileNotFoundException;  
// Public Instance Methods
1.4  public java.nio.channels.FileChannel getChannel( );  
     public final FileDescriptor getFD( ) throws IOException;  
// Public Methods Overriding OutputStream
     public void close( ) throws IOException;  
     public void write(int b) throws IOException;                       native
     public void write(byte[ ] b) throws IOException;  
     public void write(byte[ ] b, int off, int len) throws IOException;  
// Protected Methods Overriding Object
     protected void finalize( ) throws IOException;  

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