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Java Example program to get the current working directory

                         

This example java program illustrates to get the current working directory (CWD). With the File class object we can get two types of paths in java. These are as follows:

  1. Canonical Path and
  2. Absolute Path

We can get the canonical path by calling the getCononicalPath() with the File class object and for absolute path we can use getAbsolutePath() method.

Here is the full example source code for CurrentWorkingDirectory.java  as follows:

 

CurrentWorkingDirectory.java

import java.io.File;
 public class CurrentWorkingDirectory {
   public static void main (String args[]) {
     File directory = new File (".");
     try {
       System.out.println ("Current directory's canonical path: " 
            + directory.getCanonicalPath
())
       System.out.println ("Current directory's absolute  path: " 
           
+ directory.getAbsolutePath());
     }catch(Exception e) {
       System.out.println("Exceptione is ="+e.getMessage());
      }
     }
}

 

Output:

C:\javaexamples>javac CurrentWorkingDirectory.java

C:\javaexamples>java CurrentWorkingDirectory
Current directory's canonical path: C:\javaexamples
Current directory's absolute path: C:\javaexamples\.

 

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