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package org.apache.commons.io.filefilter;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.Serializable;

/**
 * This filter accepts files or directories that are empty.
 * <p>
 * If the <code>File</code> is a directory it checks that
 * it contains no files.
 * <p>
 * Example, showing how to print out a list of the 
 * current directory's empty files/directories:
 *
 * <pre>
 * File dir = new File(".");
 * String[] files = dir.list( EmptyFileFilter.EMPTY );
 * for ( int i = 0; i &lt; files.length; i++ ) {
 *     System.out.println(files[i]);
 * }
 * </pre>
 *
 * <p>
 * Example, showing how to print out a list of the 
 * current directory's non-empty files/directories:
 *
 * <pre>
 * File dir = new File(".");
 * String[] files = dir.list( EmptyFileFilter.NOT_EMPTY );
 * for ( int i = 0; i &lt; files.length; i++ ) {
 *     System.out.println(files[i]);
 * }
 * </pre>
 *
 * @since Commons IO 1.3
 * @version $Revision: 587916 $
 */
public class EmptyFileFilter extends AbstractFileFilter implements Serializable {
    
    /** Singleton instance of <i>empty</i> filter */
    public static final IOFileFilter EMPTY = new EmptyFileFilter();
    
    /** Singleton instance of <i>not-empty</i> filter */
    public static final IOFileFilter NOT_EMPTY = new NotFileFilter(EMPTY);
    
    /**
     * Restrictive consructor.
     */
    protected EmptyFileFilter() {
    }
    
    /**
     * Checks to see if the file is empty.
     * 
     * @param file  the file or directory to check
     * @return <code>true</code> if the file or directory
     *  is <i>empty</i>, otherwise <code>false</code>.
     */
    public boolean accept(File file) {
        if (file.isDirectory()) {
            File[] files = file.listFiles();
            return (files == null || files.length == 0);
        } else {
            return (file.length() == 0);
        }
    }
    
}
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