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1. Renaming a file without using renameTo() - Java    stackoverflow.com

Disregarding my last post, I've found the source of the problem. I'm using

a.renameTo(b)

when b doesn't exist. The reason it doesn't exist is because there is a symbolic link so if b ...

2. can file.renameTo replace a exiting file?    stackoverflow.com

// File (or directory) to be moved
File file = new File("filename");

// Destination directory
File dir = new File("directoryname");

// Move file to new directory
boolean success = file.renameTo(new File(dir, file.getName()));
if (!success) {
...

3. Why doesn't File.renameTo(...) create sub-directories of destination?    stackoverflow.com

Why doesn't File.renameTo(...) create sub-directories contained in the destination file path?

For instance,
File source = new File(System.getProperty("user.dir") +
...

4. File.renameTo() feature    coderanch.com

Can anyone offer an explanation why the following code works under various unix machines, but does not work under Windows (tested on NT and 98)? It's foxing me... import java.io.File ; public class Test1 { private File tempFile ; public static void main( String[] args ) { Test1 myTest1 = new Test1() ; try { myTest1.tempFile = File.createTempFile( "aaa", ".tmp", new ...

5. renameTo() problem    coderanch.com

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me please? I'm using Java1.4 on Windows 2000 and I'm having some difficulty with the renameTo() method. When I run this code: import java.io.File; public class Tester { boolean isRenamed = true; public static void main(String[] args){ File newFile1 = new File ("/uploads", "temp.txt"); File newFile2 = new File ("/uploads", "temp2.txt"); boolean isRenamed ...

6. File.renameTo method question    coderanch.com

01 public class FileProcessor() { 02 private File dir, 03 private String instanceId; 04 private FileProcessor(String dirName, String instanceId) { 05 this.dir = new File(dirName); 06 this.instanceId = instanceId; 07 } 08 private void run(File dir) throws Exception { 09 // gets all the files with the extension "Incoming" 10 FileFilter extFilter = new FileExtensionFilter(instanceId + ".Incoming"); 11 File[] files = ...

7. renameTo() problem    coderanch.com

Hallo everybody, I'm a little bit new to Java and I'a trying to sort out the problem I'am going to show you. I have this piece of code: File FileTasso = new File(txtFileNYinTasso.getText().toString()); File NewFileTasso = new File("d:\\paolib\\java\\prove\\rtlny\\beta.txt"); boolean success; success = FileTasso.renameTo(NewFileTasso); if (!success) { jOptionPane1.showMessageDialog(this, "Rename error: " + FileTasso.toString()); } I copied the instruction from some other code ...

8. What's wrong with renameTo()?    coderanch.com

Hello, I'm trying to use the renameTo()-function of the file-object. It seems as if it does not what I want it to do. It depends on somewhat (weather, airpressure or something?!) wether it renames the file or not. Additionally it seems to be unusable because of the digital errorcode - yes / no. Is there any hidden secret to this function, ...

9. Problem in renameTo() method    coderanch.com

Hi folks, *I am using renameTo(..) in my code to move a file when a particular task is being took place. *Sometimes when I run the above task , task is failed to process and give the following error stack. TaskProcessFailureException : .... attempt to move : /usr/../../input/../xxx.dat -> /usr/../../Data/../xxx.data FAILED at ... *This crashing is INTERMITTENT , not regulary. *but ...

10. renameTo(File dest) Method    coderanch.com

Hello all, I am unable to understand the renameTo method of the File class in JAVA.It says that it renames the file denoted by this abstract pathname. But in one of the application which we developed, we are using this method to transfer the file to a destination.So what we do is , we encrypt the file and send that file ...

11. File renameTo not working    coderanch.com

This is frustrating, I had it working a while ago but now it isn't working. The renameTo is returning false but I deleted the file with the same name that I'm trying to rename and closed the output and input streams. I also checked the permissions. Anyone have a clue what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance. public void mrxwsort(String concept){ ...

12. File.renameTo() Failing On Solaris    coderanch.com

Hi, I am trying to move a file from one directory to other directory. Source and destination directories are completely different. For example source dir = /data/logs and destination directory=/export/home/archived. While trying to move file from source directory to destination directory using File.renameTo(), it always fails. The same code is working on Windows machine. Source code I am using is: String ...

13. renameTo is not working    coderanch.com

Hi, I was renaming the folder, which is on the local machine. Here is my code snippet : File F1 = new File("c:\testing\CV001"); File F2 = new File("c:\testing\CV002"); boolean b = F1.renameTo(F2); I'm running this program on 2 different PC's, both having the same configuration : - Windows XP - Jdk 1.6 On one machine it is renaming successfully. While, on ...

14. java.io.File renameTo does not work on Solaris    forums.oracle.com

Hi Experts, I have a code-piece which tries to move files from one directory to another on the SAME FILE SYSTEM using java.io.File.renameTo method. It works fine when there less no. of files in the source directory. But the renameTo does not work as expected when there are very huge no. of files(~40K) present in the source directory. I am aware ...

15. java.io.File.renameTo    forums.oracle.com

Is there any limitation on renameTo(file) method. It fails when I try to rename a file from root user to a different file which belongs to a different user. I'm running the code as root. Root should have permission to write anywhere. Also, I'm trying to rename the file within the same physical device.

16. renameTo won't move file    forums.oracle.com

Hello, I am trying to move a file. in the root dir it works, but when im working in sub dir it renameTo returns me false. i tried everything including checking the security and it has no problems. here is the code: File newDir = new File(dir,artist); File dest = new File(newDir,file.getName()); System.out.println(file.renameTo(dest)); thank you!

18. File.renameTo() Question    forums.oracle.com

I am writing a small utility to parse some files and all is well except when there is a colon in the "to" filename i.e. fileName = "MONDAY : 9AM.TXT" It doesn't like the colon. Any way around this??? The files that don't have colons work fine but, any new filename that contains a colon will return false (from renameTo()) Thanks, ...

19. File.renameTo    forums.oracle.com

Here let me explain the situation... I use the JFileChooser to select a directory with the files I want to change. The directory selection stuff works fine. I store the files in the directory in a file array...this works fine too. I made a method to change the file name. But my eclipse compiler doesn't tell me that I need a ...

21. File.renameTo() does not work after SAXException?    forums.oracle.com

Hi, I use javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder to parse XML files: Document doc = builder.parser(fxml); // fxml is of File If parse() raises a SAXException I move fxml to an err directory by calling the File.renameTo() method; but it alwals returned false. The call to renameTo() is wrapped in a util function, and it works fine in other situations where no exceptions occur. So ...

22. Java File renameTO()    forums.oracle.com

I just don't seem to understand why I can't rename a file. I can cut and paste that file to the directory I am trying to rename to. I am doing a simple rename, all the directories in below code exist, also debug shows correct pathname and filename. private void moveFile(File f, ReturnCode rc, String reply) { if (isDebugOn) {System.out.println(" Move ...