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ProcessBuilder Issue

vivek dhiman
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 136


Below is my code that i am using to copy file from one location to another in linux environment.

Getting not any exception, but file is not getting copy at tgtPath. Please Advice if anything missing here.
Richard Tookey

Joined: Aug 27, 2012
Posts: 1129

Since you are not using a shell to execute 'cp' you need to provide the full path to the 'cp' executable e.g. "/bin/cp" BUT BUT BUT you are falling for 3 of the traps outlined in http://www.javaworld.com/jw-12-2000/jw-1229-traps.html . You are not handling the process 'stderr' , you are not handling the process 'stdout' and you are ignoring the process return code. Although the 'traps' article is very old and deals with Runtime.exec() the recommendations still apply and you should follow them to the letter.

Why are you resorting to using ProcessBuilder to copy a file? It is very easy in pure Java.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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