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Getting file name from input=file???

mocca az
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Joined: Mar 07, 2001
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I have .htm page with <input type="file" name="myFile">, my .jsp page uses request.getParameter("myFile");. As a result i get the entire path of the file "C:/blah/blah/blah/blah.gif".
How do i go about extracting the file name out of the entire string.
Greatly appreciated,
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Cameron Park
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Joined: Apr 06, 2001
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parse it yourself using substring from the last file separator.
Tim Holloway
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Look at the docs for java.io.File (which is a misnomer, because it actually refers to the locations of files, not the files themselves).

Will do it, I think. This is OS-independent, at least for Unix and Windows. Mac File seperators I don't know about.

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Manjunath Reddy
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
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File f = new File (request.getParameter("file"));
String fileName = f.getName().substring(f.getName().lastIndexOf("/") + 1, f.getName().length());
Just in case you want to take care of unix/ms file seperator problems, you might want to use File.Seperator instead of ("/").
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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