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Filename Converter

Greg Roberts
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Joined: Feb 05, 2005
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I'm trying to write a program that will read in a directory, check the filenames of every file, organize the files into their own directories with the correct filename format.

I have a list of files in the format:
<firstName> <lastName> - <studentNumber> - <correctName>(<aNumber> ; ) .java
as in:
Derrick Cawthon - 900046067 - UndergraduateStudent( 15 ).java

And they need to come out as a folder named CawthonDerrick and the file within UndergraduateStudent.java.

I have a directory pulled from a file chooser and the files in the directory placed in an ArrayList.

How would I go about checking every file for format errors and make the changes? I was planning on populating a new ArrayList with the files in their correct format. From there I would create a directory with the persons LastName/FirstName and drop the appropriate files into the new directory. I just don't know how to go about implementing this.

Would the Formatter class help any?

[ November 15, 2005: Message edited by: Greg Roberts ]
[ November 15, 2005: Message edited by: Greg Roberts ]

Greg Roberts<br />CIS Student<br />University of West Florida
 
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