Java I/O How to - Determine whether two paths are equivalent with equals method


We would like to know how to determine whether two paths are equivalent with equals method.


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");

    testEquals(path1, path2);
    testEquals(path1, path3);
  private static void testEquals(Path path1, Path path2) {
    if (path1.equals(path2)) {
    } else {
      System.out.println("NOT equal");

The code above generates the following result.