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File reading from any path

 
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Hi all,

Can somebody tell me how can I read files from another directory/drive other than my application.

i.e my path of application in server = C:\deploy

I want to access the files from path = D:\Program Files\Java\rt.txt


Thanks in advance,

Kousik
 
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If i understand your problem, you need to read a file(XML/property or Text) from within a servlet/webapplication, but the file is out side the projects root folder.

Possible answers.
1,Read using File, give absolute path to the file(eg "C:\")
This solution will make your web app to be system dependent(since C:\ maynot be present in a linux server), which is against java ideology of deploy/run anywhere!!.

2,Read using a file but find the relative path from inside the Servlet Context, and load it relatively, so your application works on any deployment machine.

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