File paths in Java

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I despise working with file paths in Java. I can never remember where, in the project’s folder structure, the jvm considers root. And it gets even more complicated once you start running your applications in a server container. However, I did find a quick way to determine where a running JVM considers root.

import java.io.File;

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File f = new File("dummy");
 _log.info("file is at " + f.getAbsolutePath());

This should print out the absolute path to where this File object would be saved. You can use this as a starting point and do any sort of relative filepathing you need to from here.

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