public final class

Closeables

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ com.facebook.common.internal.Closeables

Class Overview

Utility methods for working with Closeable objects.

Summary

Public Methods
static void close(Closeable closeable, boolean swallowIOException)
Closes a Closeable, with control over whether an IOException may be thrown.
static void closeQuietly(InputStream inputStream)
Closes the given InputStream, logging any IOException that's thrown rather than propagating it.
static void closeQuietly(Reader reader)
Closes the given Reader, logging any IOException that's thrown rather than propagating it.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Public Methods

public static void close (Closeable closeable, boolean swallowIOException)

Closes a Closeable, with control over whether an IOException may be thrown. This is primarily useful in a finally block, where a thrown exception needs to be logged but not propagated (otherwise the original exception will be lost).

If swallowIOException is true then we never throw IOException but merely log it.

Example:

   public void useStreamNicely() throws IOException {
     SomeStream stream = new SomeStream("foo");
     boolean threw = true;
     try {
       // ... code which does something with the stream ...
       threw = false;
      finally {
       // If an exception occurs, rethrow it only if threw==false:
       Closeables.close(stream, threw);
     }
   }}

Parameters
closeable the Closeable object to be closed, or null, in which case this method does nothing
swallowIOException if true, don't propagate IO exceptions thrown by the close methods
Throws
IOException if swallowIOException is false and close throws an IOException.

public static void closeQuietly (InputStream inputStream)

Closes the given InputStream, logging any IOException that's thrown rather than propagating it.

While it's not safe in the general case to ignore exceptions that are thrown when closing an I/O resource, it should generally be safe in the case of a resource that's being used only for reading, such as an InputStream. Unlike with writable resources, there's no chance that a failure that occurs when closing the stream indicates a meaningful problem such as a failure to flush all bytes to the underlying resource.

Parameters
inputStream the input stream to be closed, or null in which case this method does nothing

public static void closeQuietly (Reader reader)

Closes the given Reader, logging any IOException that's thrown rather than propagating it.

While it's not safe in the general case to ignore exceptions that are thrown when closing an I/O resource, it should generally be safe in the case of a resource that's being used only for reading, such as a Reader. Unlike with writable resources, there's no chance that a failure that occurs when closing the reader indicates a meaningful problem such as a failure to flush all bytes to the underlying resource.

Parameters
reader the reader to be closed, or null in which case this method does nothing