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    Hi all,
    I am a new in java
    and i need to check OS of the system
    every where i have "\\" i need to modify to "/"
    So i write something like this in my class Constants
     public static boolean isWindows;

    and in the class Login that is the main class
    private void checkOS() {
            if (System.getProperty("os.name").startsWith("Windows")) {
                Constants.isWindows = true;
            } else {
                Constants.isWindows = false;
            }
     
        }

    So the question is how to use this code or how to modify in the "\\" to "/" what i need to write there?

    Please help me to understand

    Thank you


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    Why don't you just use File.pathSeparator?

    Edit- d'oh, I meant File.separator
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    File.pathSeparator return me only "\" or "/", but i need "\\".

    Thank you for your replay, it's a good idea

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    Default Re: Check OS

    If you need this two times, why don't you concatenate the file separator the number of times you want to???

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    Default Re: Check OS

    Quote Originally Posted by andry2181 View Post
    File.pathSeparator return me only "\" or "/", but i need "\\".

    Thank you for your replay, it's a good idea

    I meant File.separator, which is apparently also what you're talking about.

    But do you understand why you need "\\"? For example, print that out, and then compare "\\" to what File.separator returns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    I meant File.separator, which is apparently also what you're talking about.

    But do you understand why you need "\\"? For example, print that out, and then compare "\\" to what File.separator returns.
    Ok thank you

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