Re: Making file name unique

Eric Sosman <esosman@ieee-dot-org.invalid>
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 17:33:25 -0500
laredotornado wrote:

On Nov 9, 1:36 pm, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:


On Nov 9, 9:55 am, Lars Enderin <> wrote:

You can use Java to get a list of file names

What package/class is this done from? Could you give an example?

The key class for all of this is If you have not already
done so, I strongly recommend reading its documentation. It has a lot of
relevant methods.

You're referring to using a filter as part of list or listFiles? From
what I'm seeing about filters, they take a string but I can't find
anything about using a regular expression of the type Lars wrote.
What am I missing?

     You're missing the fact that *you* write the innards of
the FileFilter, and you can make any tests you please on the
file name and directory you are given. You can use regular
expressions, hash codes, random numbers, ... anything at all.

Eric Sosman

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