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opening text file using swing

Reshma Reddy
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Hi all,

I want to open text file which is located on unix system and i want to display text content on swing UI.
when i am tryign to open getting java.io.FileNotFoundException: exception



Any suggestions please.

Thanks,
Swastik Dey
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Does textfile.txt exist in the path you have mentioned?


Swastik
Reshma Reddy
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Yes Swastik, file is present.

Is it possible to open server side file from swing UI ?
Ulf Dittmer
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Probably not using the server path - or is the server path mapped to a local path under that name?


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Reshma Reddy
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server path is not mapped in local, problem to map server path in all local systems.
Ulf Dittmer
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How do you propose to access files on the server's file system if it's not mapped to the local file system?
Reshma Reddy
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It is not yet proposed, checking opssibilities and I dont have swing experience. Thanks for help.
Ulf Dittmer
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Accessing a file has nothing to do with Swing. In order for a program to use a file it must have access to it - via FTP, HTTP, shared directory, WebDAV, or some other way. Start by finding out which way is feasible in your case.
Reshma Reddy
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Thanks for the info. i will check feasible way.
Campbell Ritchie
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Ulf is quite right. You should use a command‑line application to access a class which can open the file. When you can call getFileContents() on an object of that class and have the text appear on screen, then it will be easy to write a GUI on top which uses the same getFileContents() methid
 
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