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Offline 20thCenturyBoy

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« Posted 2004-06-25 15:38:11 »

Is it safe to attempt to close a stream (eg an InputStream for a Socket) if the stream has already been closed?  Or do I need to check for that possibility?

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-06-25 22:28:48 »

The documentation doesn't specify, but I would guess that if you call the "close()" method on a Socket, or an InputStream that is already closed, probably nothing will happen - in other words, it won't crash your program or throw an exception.

This would be easy to test in a quick loop.
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