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How to create a directory/folder in my website using JSP?

What is mean by System.getProperty("survey.dir")? How do i determine whether a directory is exist or not, if not then create a new directory.

Thanks.
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by:cheekycj
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check out the File i/o tutorials here:
http://www.jspin.com/home/tutorials/filemani
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did that link help or do you need specific code?

CJ
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Thanks CJ, but which one should i try? The code there is just complicated for me! Yes, i do need specific code, thanks.
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Here is basic code:

<%@ page import="java.io.*,java.io.File" %>
<%
     File dir = new File("path/to/directory");
     if (dir.exists()) {
          if (dir.isDirectory()) {
               // path exists and is a directory
          }
          else {
               // path does exist but is not a directory -- probably just a file
          }
     }
     else {
          // path does not exist so create directory
          if (dir.mkdir()) {
               // directory creation successful
          }
          else {
               // directory creation unsuccessful
          }
     }
%>
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by:trowa
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Hi CJ,

The code above working well :)

Can you do me a favour? How can i delete the folder? :P

Of course points will be added for your contributions.

Thanks a lot.
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by:cheekycj
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if the directory is empty its simple:

<%@ page import="java.io.*,java.io.File" %>
<%
    File dir = new File("path/to/directory");
    if (dir.exists()) {
         if (dir.isDirectory()) {
              dir.delete();
         }
         else {
              // path does exist but is not a directory -- probably just a file
         }
%>

But if the directory has files you must delete the files in the dir.

HTH,
CJ
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by:trowa
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Thanks CJ, will try later.
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by:cheekycj
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ok, let me know how it works out.

CJ
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by:trowa
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Thanks CJ. I will ask another question regarding how to delete a nested folder later. Hope you can take sometime to solve this problem
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I will try :-)

Glad I could help and Thanx for the "A".

CJ
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