Java File getName() method example

HQ ┬╗ Java Tutorial ┬╗ ┬╗ File ┬╗ getName() method example
Java File getName() method example 2018-02-16T07:26:43+00:00 getName()


On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the getName()┬ámethod of File┬áClass. This method┬áreturns┬áthe name of the file or directory denoted by this abstract pathname. This is just the last name in the pathname’s name sequence. If the pathname’s name sequence is empty, then the empty string is returned.

Method Syntax

public String getName()

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description

Method Returns

This method returns a String┬áwhich denotes the┬áname of the file or directory denoted by this abstract pathname, or the empty string if this pathname’s name sequence is empty.


Requires Java 1.0 and up

Java File getName() Example

Below is a java code demonstrates the use of getName() method of File class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the getFreeSpace() method of File class. We have put a check if the file exists or not before we printed the getName() method.

Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

java lang File getName() example output

Contact Info


Our Goal

JavaTutorialHQ aims to to be The Ultimate Guide on Java with hundreds of examples from basic to advance Topics.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.