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ReadLines: read file to list of strings

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

public class Utils {

  public static List<String> readLines(File file) throws Exception {
      if (!file.exists()) {
          return new ArrayList<String>();
      BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(file));
      List<String> results = new ArrayList<String>();
      String line = reader.readLine();
      while (line != null) {
          line = reader.readLine();
      return results;


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