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31.2 java.util.zip.CheckedInputStream (JDK 1.1)

This class is a subclass of java.io.FilterInputStream; it allows a stream to be read and a checksum computed on its contents at the same time. This is useful when you want to check the integrity of a stream of data against a published checksum value.

To create a CheckedInputStream, you must specify both the stream that it should read and also a Checksum object, such as CRC32, that implements the particular checksum algorithm you desire. The read() and skip() methods are the same as those of other input streams. As bytes are read, they are incorporated into the checksum that is being computed. Note that the getChecksum() method does not return the checksum value itself, but rather the Checksum object. You must call the getValue() method of this object to obtain the checksum value.

public class CheckedInputStream extends FilterInputStream {
    // Public Constructor
            public CheckedInputStream(InputStream in, Checksum cksum);
    // Public Instance Methods
            public Checksum getChecksum();
            public int read() throws IOException;  // Overrides FilterInputStream
            public int read(byte[] buf, int off, int len) throws IOException;  // Overrides FilterInputStream
            public long skip(long n) throws IOException;  // Overrides FilterInputStream
}

Hierarchy:

Object->InputStream->FilterInputStream->CheckedInputStream


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