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Getting a absolute path

     

If you are new in Java programming then our tutorials and examples will be helpful in understanding Java programming in the most simplest way. Here after reading this lesson, you will be able to find the absolute path of a file or directory. 

To find a file or directory it is very necessary to know the path of the file or directory so that you can access it. If you know the path then it is very easy to work on it. Suppose a situation where a problem comes in front you where you don't know the path of the file, then what will you do. Then this problem can be solved by using a method getAbsolutePath(). The method getAbsolutePath() should be used where we don't know the exact path of the file.

To find an absolute path of a file, Firstly we have to make a class GetAbsolutePath. Inside this class define the main method. Inside this method  define a File class of java.io package. Inside the constructor of a File class pass the name of the file whose absolute path you want to know. Now call the method getAbsolutePath() of the File class by the reference of  File class and store it in a String variable. Now print the string, you will get a absolute path of the file.
In this class we have make use of the following things by which this problem can be solved.

File: It is class in java.io package. It implements Comparable and Serializable interface.

getAbsolutePath():  It returns the absolute path name in  the form of string.

Code of the program is given below:

import java.io.*;

public class  GetAbsolutePath{
  public static void main(String[] args){
  String str = args[0];
  File file = new File(str);
  String absolutePathOfFirstFile = file.getAbsolutePath();
  System.out.println(" The absolute path in first form is " 
   
+ absolutePathOfFirstFile);
  file = new File"java" + File.separatorChar+ str);
  String absolutePathOfSecondFile = file.getAbsolutePath();
  System.out.println(" The absolute path is " + absolutePathOfSecondFile);
  file = new File("java" + File.separator + ".." + File.separator + str);
  String absolutePathOfThirdFile = file.getAbsolutePath();
  System.out.println(" The absolute path is " + absolutePathOfThirdFile)
  }
}

Output of the program is given below.

C:\java>java GetAbsolutePath java
The absolute path in first form is C:\java\java
The absolute path is C:\java\java\java
The absolute path is C:\java\java\..\java

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Posted on: June 11, 2007

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