Moving a file from one directory to another using Java
Java provides functions to move files between directories. Two ways to achieve this are described here. The first method utilizes Files package for moving while the other method first copies the file to destination and then deletes the original copy from the source.
- Using Files.Path move() method: Renaming and moving the file permanently to a new location.
public static Path move(Path source, Path target, CopyOption..options) throws IOException Parameters: source - the path to the file to move target - the path to the target file (may be associated with a different provider to the source path) options - options specifying how the move should be done Returns: the path to the target file
File renamed and moved successfully
- Using Java.io.File.renameTo() and Java.io.File.delete() methods: Copying the file and deleting the original file using these two methods.
Syntax of renameTo():
public boolean renameTo(File dest) Description: Renames the file denoted by this abstract path name. Parameters: dest - The new abstract path name for the named file Returns: true if and only if the renaming succeeded; false otherwise
Syntax of delete():
public boolean delete() Description: Deletes the file or directory denoted by this abstract path name. Returns: true if and only if the file or directory is successfully deleted; false otherwise
File moved successfully
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