Java File question

Posted on 2006-07-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
Is there a better way to get a file handle w/o using File file = new File(fileName);?

Is there a way to directly delete?  or a better way to instantiate?
 take a peek at the code below

Iterator it = rynList.iterator();
            boolean answer=false;
            boolean file_exists=false;
            while (it.hasNext())
                  RData ryno = (RData);
                  Iterator fileIterator = ryno.getId().iterator();
                  while (fileIterator.hasNext())
                        String fileName = (String);
                        File file = new File(fileName);
                        if (file_exists)
            catch(Exception e)

Question by:ryno71
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StillUnAware earned 125 total points
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I believe not, what is the reason You don't 'like' the File class?

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ID: 17126195
not me :) another developer questioned the using new.  I've looked for another way but I dont know of one...

File file = new File(fileName);

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ID: 17126341
If You wonder if the usage of new creates a lot of objects and later uses the memory, then there is no need to worry, cause the garbage collection will free the unreferrenced memory blocks automatically.

Thanks for the points.

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