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A question about Files.createFile();

Nick Widelec
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Joined: Feb 28, 2013
Posts: 226

Basically in the `Files.createFile(Path fileName, FileAttribute<?>... attrs );` there is the possibility to insert a series of attributes. I am aware of the following possibility:

Do you know any other real life application of the `createFile()` method? And with other application I mean other attributes passed as a FileAttribute parameter other than a set of PosixFilePermission? What are other "passable" FileAttribute parameter that I can use to create a new file with `File.createFile(path, attr);` ?
Thanks in advance.

Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 3680

Good question. The documentation is lacking, and the interface doesn't seem to have anything to do with any of the attributes that you can read or write to a file with many of the other methods in the standard API.

Maybe it's used to future-proof the method, and there are not many uses for it now?
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