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File.renameTo does not work on Ubantu Linux 9.X version

 
Vikas Kapoor
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Has anybody tried this command method on Linux plateform? The same code works on Windows.

Work around could be copy the file to archive folder and then remove from source folder.
 
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That's weird. In my programs I've always entered the path with the backslash.

 
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Geoff Jefferson wrote:In my programs I've always entered the path with the backslash.


This is LINUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUX!!!
sorry, couldn't help it
But seriously, Linux uses / instead of \ so that's definitely not the problem.

Vikas, do you have enough rights on both the source folder (/home/CSVFileParsing/Source), destination folder (/home/CSVFileParsing/Archive/) and their shared parents (/home/CSVFileParsing/ and /home/). In other words, can you move the file from the command line:
If not then you can try in Java all you want, but the file system is holding you back.
 
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Another possibility: Is one of those directories on a separate filesystem? renameTo() won't work in that case, you'll have to move (i.e., copy/delete) the file.
 
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Spot on Rob. It's indeed permission issue.

Thank you Guys.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Another possibility: Is one of those directories on a separate filesystem? renameTo() won't work in that case, you'll have to move (i.e., copy/delete) the file.

Not quite. I have successfully used renameTo on Windows between different partitions, and even with network shares.
 
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But if it's on a Linux partition which the user doesn't have "write" permission on . . .
 
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Then it's a rights issue, as I first suspected and is confirmed by Vikas. It has nothing to do with the remote-ness of the file system.
 
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