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Relative File() path?

Dominic Steng�rd
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Hey JavaGurus!

A quick and easy question for those of you who feel at home with the File object.

When I use an absolute file path everything works just as expected:


But what I need is a relative file path.
When I try to implement this using the following code:


It doesnt work at all.
Why?
What is it that Im missing?

Thanks in advance and have a great summer!

Kind regards
[ July 16, 2007: Message edited by: Dominic Steng�rd ]

Dominic Steng�rd<br />Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The path will be relative to the current working directory, the current directory when the process was launched. You're probably expecting something else. Try calling getAbsolutePath() on your File object to see how your path is being interpreted.


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Dominic Steng�rd
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Thank you Ernest!

You were so right ... calling getAbsolutePath() on the file object gave me a totally different relative path than I had expected.
My code runs just fine now.
 
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