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How to check a file is hidden or not in java

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This tutorial demonstrate how to check a file is hidden or not in java.

Description:

This example demonstrate how to check a file is hidden at a given path or not.  The method isHidden() of the File class check for its hidden property of a file. As in the file path we see '\' (backslash) that is used to denote file separation but here in this example File.separator is used.  

Code:

import java.io.File;

public class CheckForHidden {
  public static void main(String[] a) {
    File findFile = new File("C:" + File.separator + "java-tutorial"
        + File.separator + "Test" + File.separator +
        
"anyfile.java");
    System.out.println(findFile.isHidden());
  }
}

Output:

The output of this example is either true or false depends on the file have hidden property at the specified path that is set in the program above.

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