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Posted on 2006-06-15
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How can the resources be listed in a particular folder?
getClass().getResources("resources/images") returns only the url of the images folder, not the urls of the files inside. * is not accepted as wildcard.
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File[] resources = new File(getClass().getResource("resources/images").toURI()).listFiles();


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by:pallosp
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getClassLoader() is missing - it's my fault

The correct code is:
File[] resources = new File(getClass().getClassLoader().getResource("resources/images").toURI()).listFiles();

Can the resources be fetched if they are packed in a .jar file?
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The correct code is:
File[] resources = new File(getClass().getClassLoader().getResource("resources/images").toURI()).listFiles();
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That's not necessary - see
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/lang/Class.html#getResource(java.lang.String)

>>Can the resources be fetched if they are packed in a .jar file?

No
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:-)
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Negative answer is also an answer :)
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