Writing to a file...

"Blake Essing" <essing@mchsi.com>
Wed, 27 Sep 2006 16:19:13 GMT
    I have a program that has the following method to save data to a text

private static File mUserFile = null;
private static String mUserSolutions = "C:/solutions/User_solutions.txt";

public void saveSolution(String pGameBoard, String pSolution, char pLevel) {
      if (mUserFile == null)
          mUserFile = new File(mUserSolutions);

      try {
          PrintWriter printWriter = null;
          if (!mUserFile.exists()) {
               printWriter = new PrintWriter(new
          } else {
               printWriter = new PrintWriter(new FileOutputStream(mUserFile,
           Solution solution = new Solution(pGameBoard, pSolution, pLevel);
           printWriter.println(pLevel + ":" + pGameBoard + ":" + pSolution);
      } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
           // TODO Auto-generated catch block

saveSolution(solution) just saves the object to an internal table.

    When I execute this code in Eclipse, it will create or append to my file
like I expect but when I create an executable jar file and run it, the
screen says that it performed the save but there isn't any file created and
if I create the file manually, it doesn't append to it. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

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