The name of a file -including its extension- can be changed by the java.io.File.renameTo method.
Your example is strange, though - an .xml extension implies that the file is valid XML, which wouldn't be the case for just any old .txt file. (Changing the file extension does not change the file type or file contents.)
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My example was hypothetical. I actually have the extension .mm (a FreeMind mindmap file), which is valid XML all the time. So I just want to change the file extension for another program to read and parse the XML contained in the file.
The above program changes the extension of *.txt to *.xml. if ext file is not found , then it creates a file in that name and renames its extension to xml. files with other extension are not renamed or created.
First of all, what if there is no extension? indexOf will return -1, which will cause an IndexOutOfBoundsException. Secondly, what if there are multiple dots in the full filename? lastIndexOf will solve that.
And what if the filename contains the extension twice?