Get URL Content using Java

This example shows how to download a URL content to your local machine. If you look at the below example, it simply takes an URL as the input and get the content and save it to the local system.

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package javabeat.net.core;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.BufferedWriter;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileWriter;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;

public class URLDownloadExample {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		URL URL;
		try {
			// Download URL content
			URL = new URL("http://en.wikipedia.org/");
			URLConnection connection = URL.openConnection();
			BufferedReader bufferReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(
					connection.getInputStream()));
			String input;
			// Save the down loaded content to local file name
			String fileName = "D:/test.html";
			File localFile = new File(fileName);
			if (!localFile.exists()) {
				localFile.createNewFile();
			}
			FileWriter fileWriter = new FileWriter(localFile.getAbsoluteFile());
			BufferedWriter bufferWriter = new BufferedWriter(fileWriter);
			while ((input = bufferReader.readLine()) != null) {
				bufferWriter.write(input);
			}
			bufferWriter.close();
			bufferReader.close();
			System.out.println("Saving the content is Done");
		} catch (MalformedURLException exception) {
			exception.printStackTrace();
		} catch (IOException exception) {
			exception.printStackTrace();
		}

	}
}

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