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Build a relative path to the given base path

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public class Main{
   * Build a relative path to the given base path.
   * @param base - the path used as the base
   * @param path - the path to compute relative to the base path
   * @return A relative path from base to path
   * @throws IOException
  public static String findRelativePath(String base, String path)
     throws IOException
     String a = new File(base).getCanonicalFile().toURI().getPath();
     String b = new File(path).getCanonicalFile().toURI().getPath();
     String[] basePaths = a.split("/");
     String[] otherPaths = b.split("/");
     int n = 0;
     for(; n < basePaths.length && n < otherPaths.length; n ++)
        if( basePaths[n].equals(otherPaths[n]) == false )
     System.out.println("Common length: "+n);
     StringBuffer tmp = new StringBuffer("../");
     for(int m = n; m < basePaths.length - 1; m ++)
     for(int m = n; m < otherPaths.length; m ++)

     return tmp.toString();


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