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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Thursday March 06, 2008
10:30 AM

Java diamond chip of the day: renameTo()

[ #35851 ]

You can't copy files, but you can rename/move files, which is really what I needed to do anyway. renameTo() is an instance method of the File class and takes another File object as a parameter.

Of course, whether or not it works across filesystem boundaries is platform-dependent in this beautifully portable language. You'll have to check the return value to see if it works.

On my system it doesn't, of course. Which is exactly why I needed it: due to weirdness of this particular mount I need to move a file into it rather than trying to create it and then write to it.

Thankfully I was able to fix some of the weirdness of the mount.

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