How Do You Select a File Using the JQuery File Selector with Browse Dialogue?

How do you select a file using the JQuery File selector with file Browser Dialogue?  I need to select a JQuery file and need the file path and file name from the selector once the file is selected.

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Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
you can open the dialog box, but you cannot programmatically select a file from a users hard drive, that would be a major security breach. Once the user has selected a file, you would manipulate the data with the "input:file" syntax:

var path = $( "input:file" ).val();

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