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Rick Jones

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 6
Hi, I'm trying to create a small utility that will :

1. Create a list of filenames <including subdirectories>

2. Create "process" that runs evryday that will scan the directory for changes compared to the list created in '1.'

3. Report changes

If anyone could help me out with how to get started on this, I would appreciate it.

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24183

Hi Rick,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

Well, has several different listXXX() methods that will list the files in a directory. You could start there.

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Rick Jones

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 6
Okay, I've got them listed. Any clue on how to start number 2 in the first post?

I agree. Here's the link:
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