Sunday, January 10, 2016

File.getName() in windows and Unix

If you have a full path like filename="c:\temp\pippo.txt" , on windows new File(filename).getName() will return pippo.txt, but on *nix it will return "c:\temp\pippo.txt".

This can be a nasty issue: you want a path to be parsed consistently regardless of the OS on which the JVM is running. Well, that's not the case. So you are screwed.

Luckily you can use and it will work beautifully.

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