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Reading a text file

Mohamed Manas

Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 24
I am trying to read data from a text file named "myFile.txt".
Although the text file is in the same directory with the class JVM throws the FileNotFoundException.
I've added the code here. Is there a flow in the coding?
Thanks in advance.

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Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 8843

By default the classes in the java.io package always resolve relative pathnames against the current user directory. This directory is named by the system property user.dir, and is typically the directory in which the Java virtual machine was invoked.


Try invoking getCanonicalPath() on the File instance to see where exactly the JVM is looking.
[ June 06, 2008: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]

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