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Hi, my application potentially will be running on UNIX, ,LINUX, or Window OS.

I am wondering is JAva able to detect which OS i am currently running. I am asking this because sometime my application will neeed to access the location machine directory. For UNIX or FreeBSD the file structure is different comparing with window.

So, i plan to put a if-else condition to check what is the OS i am using so that i can access the directory respectively.

thanks.
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String os = System.getProperty("os.name");
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>> i plan to put a if-else condition to check what is the OS i am using so that i can access the directory respectively

You should ideally put the directory-name in a properties-file so that it can be changed at run-time without modifying the code, rather than hard-code for only certain scenarios in the code.

http://www.javaalmanac.com/egs/java.util/Props.html
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object, "os.name"?
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yeah. it;s working and its printing Window XP for me.

I am wondering any other words other than "os.name"?

first look at it, unbeliable it's passing the "os.name" into it. Do i have "os.file"? or "os.yearmanafacture"? or things like that?
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The list of allowed System properties is available here:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/essential/system/properties.html
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its the system property name that specifies the OS
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