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Reading & writing an external text file?

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:23 am
by SunTzu
What methods are needed to read & write an external text file?

I've noticed a board method that let you see the directory the bot is in, and there are a lot of "storage" methods, but I'm not sure how they're supposed to be used.

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:18 pm
by GregM
To read and write your own file:

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void writeFile() {
  FileWriter writer = new FileWriter(board.getAgentPath() + File.separator + fileName);


void readFile() {
  BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(board.getAgentPath() + File.separator + fileName));

  String line;
  while((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {
    //do something with line


To use the Lux API storage functions, your code will look like this:

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void storeHitList() {
  board.storagePut("hitList", "Cluster, Yakool, EvilPixie, dustin");

void retrieveHitList() {
  hitList = board.storageGet("hitList", "the hitlist is empty"); //this last is the default value if Lux can't find any data called "hitList"
If you use these functions, Lux will take care of the details of maintaining your data across sessions and you don't have to mess around with file i/o.