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Why do I get an error dtating that clone() has protected access in java.lang.Object when using the following code?

Many thanks in advance!
 
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Your getting that error because File does not override clone() so calling clone() on it defaults to the protected clone() in Object. Most classes in the Java library aren't cloneable.
Hope this helps!
 
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I thought that was the case. I looked up Vector in the API which does override clone() in its method list. File does not.
Thanks!
 
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