Java I/O How to - Check existance without following the symbolic links


We would like to know how to check existance without following the symbolic links.


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import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.LinkOption;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    Path firstPath = Paths.get("/home/music/users.txt");
    Path secondPath = Paths.get("/docs/status.txt");
    System.out.println("exists (Do not follow links): " + Files.exists(firstPath, LinkOption.NOFOLLOW_LINKS));

The code above generates the following result.