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What is canonicalpath?

Mansi Shah

Joined: Nov 17, 2000
Posts: 2
Hello friends.
what is the difference between Canonicalpath and absolutePATH?
Can anybody help?
Michael Ernest
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

The result of asking for a canonical path should of course be the absolute path. getCanonicalPath() is used to return the absolute path when only a relative path to the object is known.
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