how to get directory and file name easily?

Hi,

I have a String which includes both directory name and file name, I could not find a simple function to break the string into direcoty name and file name. I tried


File file = new File(Name);// name includes both path and file name
then I used different get function from File class, but always got the whole string for the directory name, please help!
sarahchiAsked:
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CEHJCommented:
See

f.getName();
f.getPath();
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CEHJCommented:
And of course

f.getParent();

(directory)
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sarahchiAuthor Commented:
both returns f to me:
f.getName();
f.getPath();

I don't know what they really do?
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objectsCommented:
String s = "/some/directory/file.name";
File f = new File(string);
then use the methods in the File class to access what you need

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sarahchiAuthor Commented:
thanks, but what is " abstract pathname"?
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objectsCommented:
Its java representation of the path to account for OS differences.
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CEHJCommented:
:-)
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