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A prefix based filename filter


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import java.io.File;
import java.io.FilenameFilter;

 * A <em>prefix</em> based filename filter.
 * @version <tt>$Revision: 1958 $</tt>
 * @author  <a href="mailto:jason@planet57.com">Jason Dillon</a>
public class FilenamePrefixFilter
   implements FilenameFilter
   /** The prefix which files must have to be accepted. */
   protected final String prefix;

   /** Flag to signal that we want to ignore the case. */
   protected final boolean ignoreCase;

    * Construct a <tt>FilenamePrefixFilter</tt>.
    * @param prefix     The prefix which files must have to be accepted.
    * @param ignoreCase <tt>True</tt> if the filter should be case-insensitive.
   public FilenamePrefixFilter(final String prefix,
                               final boolean ignoreCase)
      this.ignoreCase = ignoreCase;
      this.prefix = (ignoreCase ? prefix.toLowerCase() : prefix);

    * Construct a case sensitive <tt>FilenamePrefixFilter</tt>.
    * @param prefix  The prefix which files must have to be accepted.
   public FilenamePrefixFilter(final String prefix) {
      this(prefix, false);

    * Check if a file is acceptible.
    * @param dir  The directory the file resides in.
    * @param name The name of the file.
    * @return     <tt>true</tt> if the file is acceptable.
   public boolean accept(final File dir, final String name) {
      if (ignoreCase) {
         return name.toLowerCase().startsWith(prefix);
      else {
         return name.startsWith(prefix);


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