Re: File.mkdirs wont create a directory
Steve W. Jackson wrote:
In article <email@example.com>,
"Andrew Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Everytime I call mkdir or mkdirs it fails.
The best way to build paths is to use the File
constructor that accepts a parent and child.
File fp = new File("C:");
// correct nomenclature for the drive?
System.out.println( "fp.exists(): " + fp.exists() );
In Andrew's example, I recommend using isDirectory() rather than
exists(), since the former includes the latter in its checks -- that is,
it returns true if and only if the File object (in this case the root of
drive C:) exists AND is a directory.
...I didn't test it just now, but I'm
pretty sure that using "C:" will return a File object referring to the
root directory of that drive.
I was actually wondering about the capital letter,
but Win seems disturbingly tolerant of mixed
(and incorrect) case.
File fp = new File("C:\\Backups");
I also suggest, however, breaking the habit of *ever* using those stupid
backslashes. Whatever idiot did that years ago should be strung up.
The fact is that modern Windows versions will handle *real* slashes
properly, for the most part -- and Java most certainly will handle them
fine in pretty much any setting I've dealt with thus far.
I take the principle..
- 'When in Java - ask the file class', just in case some
wierd-ass OS is developed, where they decide to use
'@' as the seperator! Otherwise ..
- 'let Ant handle it', and use '/' consistently.
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