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How to create a file inside the web-app

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I have a java class that resides inside com.pappu.kumar package , inside my web-app (name=test). So the structure is something like :

test
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  |--jsp
  |
  |--files
  |
  |--WEB-INF
        |
        |--lib
        |--classes
              |--com
                   |--pappu
                        |--kummar
                              |-CreateFile.class  

Now in CreateFile.class , i try to create a file . What path should i give so that i can create the file in the "files" directory , i would like to use a way that works both on unix and windows. And if its not possible to create under "files" , whats the easiest way to create the file in some folder ??
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You need access to the ServletContext for your webapp, and use it's getRealPath() method.
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File filesdir = context.RealPath("/files");
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sorry that shopuld have been:

File filesdir = context.getRealPath("/files");
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>>File filesdir = context.getRealPath("/files");

are you sure it's not

File filesdir = context.getRealPath("../files");

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Actually it is:

File filesdir = new File(context.getRealPath("/files"));
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