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import java.io.*;
public class rat
{
public static void main(String args[])
{
File f = new File("A:book/chapter1");
if(f.exists())
System.out.println("true");
if(f.isDirectory())
System.out.println("true");
f.getName();
}
}
I have craeted a folder book/chapter1 in A:drive and except that
it should display something in the output.But it is displaying me anything
 
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I assume you are using Win of M$,
replay
"File f = new File("A:book/chapter1");"
with
"File f = new File("A:\\book\\chapter1");"
and try.
 
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hi!
Thanks nash. But nothing is happening.When i run thhe program nothing is displayed
 
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After creating the file object in memory , to create the file object in the actual file system you have to create it using the create or createfile method( I forget the exact method name.....)of the file class. Then only would the actual file or dir. come into existance.The creation of the file object in memory does not automatically lead to creation of the actual file on the hard disk.
try this ....
import java.io.*;
public class rat
{
public static void main(String args[])
{
File f = new File("A:book/chapter1");
f.createFile(); // or f.create();
if(f.exists())
System.out.println("true");
if(f.isDirectory())
System.out.println("true");
f.getName();
}
}

 
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I created c:\book\chapter1 and run the following code,
it produced output as;

C:\CLASSES>java rat
true
true
C:\CLASSES>
import java.io.*;
public class rat
{
public static void main(String args[])
{
File f = new File("c:\\book\\chapter1");
if(f.exists())
System.out.println("true");
if(f.isDirectory())
System.out.println("true");
f.getName();
}
}
 
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Hi everyone,
Just for your information the file separator makes no difference when working with the File class. The File class replaces any separator with the correct one. Therefore:
'\', '\\', and '/' are all acceptable on any OS!
Regards,
Manfred.
 
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Manfread
I tried the program by nan.
if i replace
File f = new File("c:\\book\\chapter1"); with
File f = new File("c:\book\chapter1");
it gives me a compiler error ,does it mean on windows we
have to use "\\" instead "\".
Chaitali
 
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Hi Chaitali,
If you are stuck on using '\' instead of good old Unix '/' then on Windows you must escape it with another '\'. So you are correct in using '\\' if you use backslashes instead of forward slashes. I prefer less typing and continue to use forward slash: '/'.
Manfred.
 
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