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Reading properties file problem

 
Angus Rose
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Dear All,
I'm up against one of those irritating classpath problems. Let me explain the scenario:

I have an application deployed as a jar file. This application reads a properties file when it fires up. This properties file needs to be placed in a different directory when deployed so that the administrator can edit the properties contained within it. I have tried several ways of reading this file including
InputStream l_isAttillaPropertiesInputStream = this.getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream("AttillaQ.properties");

Currently, the properties file sits in the same directory as the jar file containing the application and the directory is on the classpath. Alas, the InputStream object is still null, i.e. the classloader cannot find the properties file.

Please help me!!!

Angus
 
Jesper de Jong
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Please do not post the same question in multiple forums.

See the JavaRanch FAQ: Carefully choose one forum.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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