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Thread: Automate files input

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    Question Automate files input

    Overview: I am creating automated assignment marking system, in which the goal is: suppose there are 100 students' assignments in a directory and if I start my program it should check all of the assignment.java one by one and generate a report based on that.

    Clearer explanation of the question:
    At the moment, I have got assignment.java of 1 student and my Testing.java (which creates an object of the class in assignment.java and generates a report based on the output of assignment.java). So, till now what I am able to achieve is: Inside the Test project (which contains Testing.java), I import assignment.java; run the Testing.java and generate the report. When it comes to second student, I remove previous assignment.java import new assignment2.java(second student); run the Testing.java, which uses the students program and generates the report.

    What I want to achieve is, In my Testing.java instead of importing assignments one by one and marking them, I want to automate it. i.e. In my Testing.java, if I specify the path of the directory in which all assignments are placed, my system should automatically overwrite (import new assignment removing the older) assignment.java and generate a report based on that.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Automate files input

    Files[] fileList =  new File(".").listFiles();
    for(File f:fileList){
         // Process file


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