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How to read and compare content of two different text file

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In this tutorial you will see how to read and compare content of two different text file.

Description:

In the given example you will see how a two text file's content are compared. The BufferedReader
class allow us to read a file. The readLine() method used to read the contents of the specified file. 
The way of comparison is in such a way that it takes content of a file and assign it to as a string and
then compare it with the other file's content which too assigned as string..

Code:

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;

public class FileRead {
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows java.io.IOException {

    BufferedReader bfr2 = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(
        System.in));
    System.out.println("Enter File name:");
    String str = bfr2.readLine();
    System.out.println("Enter another file name:");
    String str1 = bfr2.readLine();

    String s1 = "";
    String s2 = "", s3 = "", s4 = "";
    String y = "", z = "";

    BufferedReader bfr = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(str));
    BufferedReader bfr1 = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(str1));

    while ((z = bfr1.readLine()) != null)
      s3 += z;

    while ((y = bfr.readLine()) != null)
      s1 += y;

    System.out.println();

    System.out.println(s3);

    if (s3.equals(s1)) {
      System.out.println("Content of both files are same");
    else {

      System.out.println("Content of both files are not same");
    }
  }
}

Output:

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