Java File getName() method example

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

java.io.File getName()

Description

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
N/A N/A N/A

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.

Compatibility

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

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