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hi Experts
              I am being faced by this follwoing scenario.. I have to get the list of all *.xml file that are present in a particular directory into a String Array. The constraint is that    i will not no before hand how many files are there
How do i accomplish this..

Thanx in advance


             
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File file = new File(<the_directory_path>);
String[] fileNamesInthatDirectory = file.list();
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You can also provide a filter to list only xml files:
file.list(new FilenameFilter()
{
public boolean accept(File dir,
                      String name)
{
return name.endsWith(".xml");
}
});
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