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Thread: Compare two files PDF and summaries in Java

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    Default Compare two files PDF and summaries in Java

    I am new in Java, I have written code to compare two files of data in Java but that is only working for 1 line not for all lines or whole file. Below is my code:

    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.FileReader;
    import java.io.IOException;

    public class CompareTextFiles {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    BufferedReader reader1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("D:/Data/file1.docx"));
    BufferedReader reader2 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("D:/Data/file2.docx"));
    String line1 = reader1.readLine();
    String line2 = reader2.readLine();
    boolean areEqual = true;
    int lineNum = 1;
    while (line1 != null || line2 != null) {
    if (line1 == null || line2 == null) {
    areEqual = false;
    } else if (!line1.equalsIgnoreCase(line2)) {
    areEqual = false;
    line1 = reader1.readLine();
    line2 = reader2.readLine();
    if (areEqual) {
    System.out.println("Two files have same content.");
    } else {
    System.out.println("Two files have different content. They differ at line " + lineNum);
    System.out.println("File1 has " + line1 + " and File2 has " + line2 + " at line " + lineNum);

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    Default Re: Compare two files PDF and summaries in Java

    The contents of doc files is not text that can be read and understand without conversion.

    Also posted at: https://coderanch.com/t/691647/java/...s-Java#3246783
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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