Java I/O How to - Compare two path with compareTo


We would like to know how to compare two path with compareTo.


import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
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public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Path path1 = Paths.get("/home/docs/users.txt");
    Path path2 = Paths.get("/home/docs/users.txt");
    Path path3 = Paths.get("/home/music/A.mp3");

    testCompareTo(path1, path2);
    testCompareTo(path1, path3);


  private static void testCompareTo(Path path1, Path path2) {
    if (path1.compareTo(path2) == 0) {
    } else {
      System.out.println("NOT identical");

The code above generates the following result.