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A utility class for manipulating paths

 * Copyright (C) 2008 Rob Manning
 * manningr@users.sourceforge.net
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 * A utility class for manipulating paths
 * @author manningr
public class PathUtilsImpl 
   * Constructs a path out of the pathElements.
   * @param prependSlash
   *           if true this will ensure that the result begins with "/".
   * @param pathElements
   *           the strings to connect. They can have "/" in them which will be de-duped in the result, if
   *           necessary.
   * @return the path that was constructed.
  public String buildPath(boolean prependSlash, String... pathElements)
    StringBuilder result = new StringBuilder("/");

    for (String pathElement : pathElements)

    String retVal = result.toString().replace("//", "/").replace("//", "/");

    if (retVal.endsWith("/"))
      retVal = retVal.substring(0, retVal.length() - 1);

    return retVal;

   * Returns the file part of the specified path.
   * @param path
   *           the path
   * @return the file part of the path
  public String getFileFromPath(String path)
    if (path.indexOf("/") == -1) { return path; }
    int slashIndex = path.lastIndexOf("/");
    return path.substring(slashIndex+1);



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