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chris x barrett

Joined: Dec 20, 2005
Posts: 10
i want to check and see if there is a file with a certian name and i don't know how ...i don't want to read from the file just want to know the name of the file.
Stephen Foy
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Joined: Oct 17, 2005
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you could try

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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You could do that, although since throwing an exception is expensive, this is very inefficient (and as written, it leaves the FileReader open... not good!) But it would be much better to use the method:

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chris barr
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 37
Thanks that helped alot.
I agree. Here's the link:
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