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Reading A Webpage In Java

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A trivial piece of example code demonstrating how to get a BufferedReader from a Url as a String and do something with it. This code simply prints the contents of the website at the first argument to stdout. 


import java.io.*;
import java.net.URL;

public class WebsiteReader
{
	public static BufferedReader read(String url) throws Exception{
		return new BufferedReader(
			new InputStreamReader(
				new URL(url).openStream()));}

	public static void main (String[] args) throws Exception{
		BufferedReader reader = read(args[0]);
		String line = reader.readLine();

		while (line != null) {
			System.out.println(line);
			line = reader.readLine(); }}
}
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