On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the getPath() method of File Class. This method converts this abstract pathname into a pathname string. The resulting string uses the default name-separator character to separate the names in the name sequence.

Method Syntax

public String getPath()

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description

Method Returns

This method returns the string form of this abstract pathname.


Requires Java 1.0 and up

Java File getPath() Example

Below is a java code demonstrates the use of getPath() method of File class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the getPath() method of File class. This example code just prints out the result of the getPath() method.



 * This example source code demonstrates the use of  
 * getPath() method of File class.

public class FileGetPathExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// initialize File object
		File file = new File("C:javatutorialhqinputtest_file.txt");
		// get the file path
		String fPath = file.getPath();
		// print the file profile
		System.out.println("File path is "+fPath);


Sample Output

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

java lang File getPath() example output