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Java™ How to Program, Seventh Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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14.4. Class File

This section presents class File, which is particularly useful for retrieving information about files or directories from disk. Objects of class File do not open files or provide any file-processing capabilities. However, File objects are used frequently with objects of other java.io classes to specify files or directories to manipulate.

Creating File Objects

Class File provides four constructors. The constructor

public File( String name )

specifies the name of a file or directory to associate with the File object. The name can contain path information as well as a file or directory name. A file or directory’s path specifies its location on disk. The path includes some or all of the directories leading to the file or directory. ...

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