removing last characters of a file name java
Posted on 2015-01-21
Hi: I have some third party software that takes a file from an email and puts in a folder, adding date and time.
Thus file 12345.dxe becomes "123452015-01-21 11-58.dxe". Now it does this for many types files but for really sad reasons I need to rename the dxe file back to 12345.dxe before I can process it further. I need to go through the whole process I am afraid ; I cannot change the process for just these types.
My 'second' process - where I work on the file - is java so does anybody know how to write something like: "for each dxe file in the folder DELETE THE LAST 16 CHARACTERS OF THE NAME then do x"? (where the bit I need is in capitals). The first part of the file name may not be a fixed length but the date and time are always 16 characters.