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Regarding --> fileObj.renameTo(newFileObj)

 
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Hi,
When I Run the below sample code, I am getting exception at runtime




The output I am getting is

Before Rename : E:\Development\DoNBeTheBest\MyDir\MyFile.txt
After Rename : E:\Development\DoNBeTheBest\MyDir\MyFile.txt
java.io.FileNotFoundException: MyDir\MyFile.txt (The system cannot find the path specified)
at java.io.FileOutputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(FileOutputStream.java:179)
at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(FileOutputStream.java:131)
at java.io.FileWriter.<init>(FileWriter.java:73)
at svkr.kb.ch06.ListFiles.main(ListFiles.java:28)

Why after renaming also txtFile object pointing the old directory?

Thank You



 
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Sathi Krishna wrote:Why after renaming also txtFile object pointing the old directory?


Because the documentation says so

Instances of the File class are immutable; that is, once created, the abstract pathname represented by a File object will never change.

 
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