Java File isAbsolute() method example

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Java File isAbsolute() method example 2018-02-16T07:26:42+00:00 isAbsolute()


On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the isAbsolute()┬ámethod of File┬áClass. This method┬átests whether this abstract pathname is absolute. The definition of absolute pathname is system dependent. On UNIX systems, a pathname is absolute if its prefix is “/”. On Microsoft Windows systems, a pathname is absolute if its prefix is a drive specifier followed by “\\”, or if its prefix is “\\\\”.

Method Syntax

public boolean isAbsolute()

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description

Method Returns

This method returns a boolean, true if this abstract pathname is absolute, false otherwise.


Requires Java 1.0 and up

Java File isAbsolute() Example

Below is a java code demonstrates the use of isAbsolute() method of File class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the isAbsolute() method of File class. Basically just make use of the boolean result to print messages if the file specified as method argument is absolute or not.

Sample Output

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

java lang File isAbsolute() example output

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