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Suppling the name of the file

Arthur Zadrozny
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Joined: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 3
Hi, I am new here and I have question which might seem a little easy. I am writting a program which reads in a text file and the user needs to supply the name of that text file. How do I do that? Here is some code that might help. Thanks.
final static String FIRST_FILE = "the_open_window.txt";
public static void main (String [] args)
{
try {
Reader r = new BufferedReader (new FileReader(FIRST_FILE));
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
Hi Arthur,

So if the name of your application is ReadSomeFile then the user might open start the application like:
java ReadSomeFile foo.txt
and the application should attempt to open the file named foo.txt in the current directory.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris


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