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hi all,

Has anyone encountered any issue with getName() function of File class in UNIX environment ? In windows platform getName() returns the name of the file ("filename.txt"), but the same is returning me the entire path in unix ("c:\folder\filename.txt").

Please let me know if there is any direct approach to resolve this issue ? I'm planning to find the last index of / and truncate the string

Thanks !
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"c:\folder\filename.txt" doesn't look like a path on UNIX; it looks like an (odd, but legal) filename, since "\" is not a directory separator on UNIX: "/" is. The File class knows how to work with paths and files on the local system, so on a UNIX system, it's not going to know what to do with your Windows paths.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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