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renameTo(File dest) Method

Saurabh Agrawal
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Hello all,
I am unable to understand the renameTo method of the File class in JAVA.It says that it renames the file denoted by this abstract pathname.

But in one of the application which we developed, we are using this method to transfer the file to a destination.So what we do is , we encrypt the file and send that file to the destination which can be any path .

So can anyone clear my doubts on the same?

Thanks in advance,

Saurabh


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Ulf Dittmer
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The Javadocs say "Renames the file denoted by this abstract pathname. Whether or not this method can move a file from one filesystem to another is platform-dependent."
So it can both rename and move (although the latter may fail under certain circumstances). What exactly are your doubts about this? And what does encryption have to do with it?
(Note that Unix -e.g.- uses the same command -mv- for renaming and moving.)


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