Resolves the specified URI, and returns the file represented by the URI. : URI « Network Protocol « Java

Resolves the specified URI, and returns the file represented by the URI.


  Copyright 2009 Tomer Gabel <>

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  $Id: 106 2009-09-30 02:07:29Z tomergabel $

//package com.tomergabel.util;


 * A static container class for URI-related utility functions.
public final class UriUtils {
     * A static URI which, when resolved against another URI, returns the other URI's parent.
    private static final URI up = URI.create( ".." );

     * Resolves the specified URI, and returns the file represented by the URI.
     * @param uri The URI for which to return an absolute path.
     * @return The {@link File} instance represented by the specified URI.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException <ul><li>The URI cannot be null.</li><li>Wrong URI scheme for path resolution;
     *                                  only file:// URIs are supported.</li></ul>
    public static File getFile( URI uri ) throws IllegalArgumentException {
        if ( uri == null )
            throw new IllegalArgumentException( "The URI cannot be null." );
        if ( !"file".equals( uri.getScheme() ) )
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                    "Wrong URI scheme for path resolution, expected \"file\" " + "and got \"" + uri.getScheme() +
                            "\"" );

        // Workaround for the following bug:
        // Remove (or add, take your pick...) extra slashes after the scheme part.
        if ( uri.getAuthority() != null )
            try {
                uri = new URI( uri.toString().replace( "file://", "file:/" ) );
            } catch ( URISyntaxException e ) {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException( "The specified URI contains an authority, but could not be " +
                        "normalized.", e );

        return new File( uri );


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