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Thread: Reading Chunks of Data

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    Default Reading Chunks of Data

    I am trying to implement a calculator protocol over a server and I have setted up a client and a server. The client will be sending data to the client such as "CALC ver3 \nValue 54.6" and "OPER ver3 \nOperation: ADD". I am trying to find for the server to read the data while ignoring the \n. At the moment, I have a BufferedReader set up, and I am using the readLine() method to process the input. The problem here is that readLine() considers a line to terminate when it sees the \n which is not what I want. Are there any alternatives to solve my problem?

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    Default Re: Reading Chunks of Data

    You can use the
    read(char[] cBuf, int off, int len)
    function of BufferedReader to read several characters without any bias towards what the characters are. If you posted some code it would be easier to give a more specific example of how to accomplish what you need.

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