hey guys,
i have a little problem i have got a method that removes the line of text in a file.
for example if i specify a name and the name is on one of the lines in the file.txt it would remove it.
what i want is that once i specify the line it would remove that line and the following two for example i specify the name and it removes the surname and date of birth that are on the following two lines here is the method:

public void removeLineFromFile(String file, String lineToRemove) {

    try {

      File inFile = new File(file);

      if (!inFile.isFile()) {
        System.out.println("Parameter is not an existing file");

      //Construct the new file that will later be renamed to the original filename.
      File tempFile = new File(inFile.getAbsolutePath() + ".tmp");

      BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(file));
      PrintWriter pw = new PrintWriter(new FileWriter(tempFile));

      String line = null;

      //Read from the original file and write to the new
      //unless content matches data to be removed.
      while ((line = br.readLine()) != null) {

        if (!line.trim().equals(lineToRemove)) {

      //Delete the original file
      if (!inFile.delete()) {
        System.out.println("Could not delete file");

      //Rename the new file to the filename the original file had.
      if (!tempFile.renameTo(inFile))
        System.out.println("Could not rename file");

    catch (FileNotFoundException ex) {
    catch (IOException ex) {

any help would be greatly appreciated

thank you!!!

On line 28, put an else and read the next 2 lines from the input file.

ok , im not too sure how the code would look like, could you give me an example
thank you very much for your responce

it worked thanks a lot thank you