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FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

(OP)
I wish to save a file if i put c:\\file.txt, the file is saved in the c: drive, however if i put c:\\dir\\file.txt it doesnt work. What am I doing wrong? (I am working on Windows 2000)



        try {
            out = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("c:\\file.txt, true));
            out.write(new Date() + " : " + lm + '\n');
            out.close();
                
        } catch (Exception e) {
    
            if (out != null) {
    
                try {
                    out.close();
                        
                } catch (Exception er) {
                
                }
    
            }
        }

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

...and the C:\dir directory definitely exists?

Tim

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

(OP)
Ahh, no it doesnt and works a treat when it is there. My low point of today!!!

Is there a way of creating the directory if it does not exist?

Thanks :)

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Have a read of the File javadoc ...

CODE


File dir = new File("C:/dir");
if (!dir.exists()) {
  dir.mkdir();
}

dir = new File("C:/dir");
if (!dir.exists()) {
   throw new IOException("Could not make dir : " +dir);
}

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RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Look at the mkdir method of the File class.

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RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

(OP)
Thank you very much that is a great help :)

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