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Define "FileSystem" on OS/2 used with "WatchService"

G Lee

Joined: Jun 16, 2012
Posts: 2

I need monitor the file changes of a folder on OS/2 system. I've been trying to use the new "WatchService" in Java 7, anyone knows how to do it?
(the "getDefaultSystem" won't work!)

Mike Simmons
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 2995
Well, how exactly does it not work? You're using, what, FileSystems.getDefault()? Or something else? And does it throw an exception of some sort? Return null? Or what?

You might try calling FileSystemProvider.installedProviders() to see what it returns, and then get a FileSystem from one of the providers.
G Lee

Joined: Jun 16, 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks a lot Mike! I will give it a try tomorrow!


It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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