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go to a specific directory (Runtime.getRuntime();)

 
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Hi all,

Im trying to refer to a specific folder in my file system (yes, i know the path :-) )
for some reason when I use:



it doesn't take me to the specific folder.

the path in this example is: C:\Tomcat\webapps

anyone?
 
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Are you trying to set the working (current) directory for the JVM process? You can't do that. But you really shouldn't need to -- what is your actual requirement?
 
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I have a file there and I need to copy it to a different directory.
 
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Open it with a FileInputStream
Open the new location with a FileOutputStream
Allocate a byte array buffer
Read into the buffer, write from the buffer
close both streams.
 
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I need to do it (the copy) with the DOS command.
 
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The Runtime.getRuntime().exec() method is overloaded with a version that lets you set the current working directory.

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In JDK 5 see also ProcessBuilder.
 
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