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How do I get the relative path if the user selects a file in a JFileChooser?

Daniel Gallant
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I have a new problem. I have a JDialog with a JFileChooser that the user uses to select a new image file. The problem I have is getting the relative path from the user input. I can get an absolute path, but that does not work with new File(path), where path is the absolute path, not a relative one.

Is there a simple method I'm missing to convert this?

Thanks!
David Newton
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Relative to what?
Rob Spoor
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Probably to System.getProperty("user.dir").


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Daniel Gallant
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My fault, I was being vague.

I mean the path relative to the directory where the jar is located.
David Newton
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Why wouldn't an absolute path work with new File(...)?
 
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