Is there a way I can iterate through the contents of a directory without having to use listFiles ?
I am trying to avoid having to store the file names in memory, if there is going to be just way too many files...
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Not using current standard Java libraries. Check out RFE 4285834. Too bad. I think your best bet at this point is, if you can afford to give up cross-platform compatibility (or if you can put in extra work to make it work on other platforms on a case-by-case basis), use Runtime.getRuntime().exec() to exec a simple script to list the files in a directory and put those names in a text file. (In Unix this could be as simple as "ls -1 [directory_path] > [output_file_name]". Then you can read the file one line at a time and do whatever you want with each file name. Or, you could use JNI instead. Hope that helps...