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searching for string within a string

Posted on 2003-11-07
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following on from a previous question, i need to extract the folder and filename from request.getRequestURI()

ie "/folder/filename.jsp": string1 = "folder"; string2 = "filename"

and also i need to know if there is no folder (ie the file is in the root)

any thoughts?

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by:jimmack
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Have a look at getPathInfo() and getPathTranslated() in HttpServletRequest.

AFAIK, getPathInfo() will return null if the file is in the root.
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Hmm.  They both seem to return null regardless (on my little test app).

However, you can get the folder using:

<%
String uriPath = request.getRequestURI();
String pathOnly = uriPath.substring(0, uriPath.lastIndexOf("/"));
out.println(pathOnly);
%>
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Thanks again ;-)
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