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Thread: BufferedReader starting to read on a line 3/4 of the way through the file, HELP!

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    Default BufferedReader starting to read on a line 3/4 of the way through the file, HELP!

    The code below is the first step I have taken to create a program for an assignment that
    is supposed to read from a file that contains information about gold medal winners from the Olympics.

    I have attached the .txt file I am using as my source for input.

    My problem is that for some reason, my BufferedReader starts reading a line 3/4 of the way through the file
    which is not what I need, I need it to start reading from the first line!

    Any help is greatly appreciated, my code is below!
    Thanks!

    import java.io.*;
     
    public class TestGoldMedals{
    	public static void main(String[] args){
    		BufferedReader input;
    		String line;
     
    		try{
    			input = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("a2a.txt"));
    			line = input.readLine();
     
    			while(line != null){
     
    				line = input.readLine();
    				System.out.println(line);
    			}
    			input.close();
    		}catch (IOException ioe){
    			System.out.println(ioe.getMessage());
    		}
    	}
    }
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    Default Re: BufferedReader starting to read on a line 3/4 of the way through the file, HELP!

    Write out on paper what is happening...a line is read, then another line is read, then the line variable printed. You want to read a line, print a line, read a line print a line, etc...

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    Default Re: BufferedReader starting to read on a line 3/4 of the way through the file, HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    Write out on paper what is happening...a line is read, then another line is read, then the line variable printed. You want to read a line, print a line, read a line print a line, etc...
    Yes so essentially, get rid of that first readLine() call after you instantiate the reader.

    I don't see though how it could be starting 3/4 of the way into the document? Are you sure?

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