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Thread: Moving files in a Directory

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    Wink Moving files in a Directory

    Hi,
    I would like to move all my files in a directory to another directory ...

    I used
    new File("source file path").renameTo(new File("destination file path"));

    but i have a trouble giving the path of source and destination files...(not accepting "/" in the path)

    can some 1 suggest me a better way to do this

    Thanks
    Sai


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    Default Re: Moving files in a Directory

    I guess the issue is resolved
    FYI

     
    import java.io.*;
     
    import javax.swing.*;
     
     
     
    public class MovingFile{
     
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException{
     
      int a = 0;
     
     BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
      System.out.print("Enter the file or directory name that has to be moved : ");
     
     String src = in.readLine();
     
      if(src.equals("")){
     
       System.out.println("Invalid directory or file name.");
     
        System.exit(0);
     
     }
     
     File source = new File(src);
     
      if(!source.exists()){
     
       System.out.println("File or directory does not exist.");
     
        System.exit(0);
     
     }
     
    System.out.print("Enter the complete path where file or directory has to be moved: ");
     
      String dest = in.readLine();
     
      if(dest.equals("")){
     
        System.out.println("Invalid directory or file name.");
     
          System.exit(0);
     
     }
     
    File destination = new File(dest);
     
     
        if(!destination.exists()){
     
        System.out.print("Mentioned directory does not exist.\nDo you want to create a new directory(Y/N)? ");
     
        String chk = in.readLine();
     
     
        if(chk.equals("Y") || chk.equals("y")){
     
         destination.mkdir();
     
       copyDirectory(source, destination);
     
         a = 1;
     
      }
     
      else if(chk.equals("N") || chk.equals("n")){
     
         System.exit(0);
     
      }
     
    else{
     
        System.out.println("Invalid Entry!");
     
         System.exit(0);
     
      }
     
    }


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    Default Re: Moving files in a Directory

    Glad you solved your issue Sai,

    You can always try \ instead of /
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