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i want to read a file outside the class directory that reads the file and the directory of the file must be dynamic and not hard coded in the class file?
 
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Dear Readers,
Here is what I saw the Java API. You can make use of it:


listFiles
public File[] listFiles()Returns an array of abstract pathnames denoting the files in the directory denoted by this abstract pathname.
If this abstract pathname does not denote a directory, then this method returns null. Otherwise an array of File objects is returned, one for each file or directory in the directory. Pathnames denoting the directory itself and the directory's parent directory are not included in the result. Each resulting abstract pathname is constructed from this abstract pathname using the File(File, String) constructor. Therefore if this pathname is absolute then each resulting pathname is absolute; if this pathname is relative then each resulting pathname will be relative to the same directory.

There is no guarantee that the name strings in the resulting array will appear in any specific order; they are not, in particular, guaranteed to appear in alphabetical order.


Returns:
An array of abstract pathnames denoting the files and directories in the directory denoted by this abstract pathname. The array will be empty if the directory is empty. Returns null if this abstract pathname does not denote a directory, or if an I/O error occurs

 
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