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new File (Relative Path to a package): How?

H Paul
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Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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1. I used Apache common io.
2.
List<String> lines = FileUtils.readLines("c://etc...//mypackage//io//textfile.txt"); // absolute path
This is absolute path. It works.

3.
List<String> lines = FileUtils.readLines("mypackage/io/textfile.txt"); // relative to a package
Exception in thread "main" java.io.FileNotFoundException:

Syntax-wise or class-wise or xyz: How can I make it by using relative path to a package?

1M Thanks.
Paul Clapham
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First you get a File object which represents the "package" -- whatever you mean by that.

Then you use the File constructor which allows you to create a File relative to another File:
 
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