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   25   
   26   package java.io;
   27   
   28   import java.io.IOException;
   29   
   30   /**
   31    * A {@code Closeable} is a source or destination of data that can be closed.
   32    * The close method is invoked to release resources that the object is
   33    * holding (such as open files).
   34    *
   35    * @since 1.5
   36    */
   37   
   38   public interface Closeable extends AutoCloseable {
   39   
   40       /**
   41        * Closes this stream and releases any system resources associated
   42        * with it. If the stream is already closed then invoking this
   43        * method has no effect.
   44        *
   45        * @throws IOException if an I/O error occurs
   46        */
   47       public void close() throws IOException;
   48   }

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