I tried to segrigate the discusiion threads objectivewise. There may be some misplacements. Please bear with them. These are some of the discussions myself participated in www.javaranch.com . Have fun.
Topic: Boone #38; File I/O
Topic: character encoding
Topic: I/O package
Topic: Marcus's tutorial on I/O
Topic: char = 1 byte ?? full code from jawroski quiz
Topic: two from Hunt's
Topic: I/O Package
Topic: File class
Topic: Is my understanding of what Bill Brogdon says in his book correct?