Java.io.File.canExecute() Method

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Description

The java.io.File.canExecute() method returns true if the file can be executed by its abstract name.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.File.canExecute() method:

public boolean canExecute()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns boolean value. True, if the path name exists and the file is allowed to be executed by the application.

Exception

  • SecurityException -- If the file is not allowed to be executed.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.File.canExecute() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.File;

public class FileDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      
      File f = null;
      String[] strs = {"test.txt", "/test.txt"};
      try{
         // for each string in string array 
         for(String s:strs )
         {
            // create new file
            f= new File(s);
            
            // true if the file is executable
            boolean bool = f.canExecute();
            
            // find the absolute path
            String a = f.getAbsolutePath(); 
            
            // prints absolute path
            System.out.print(a);
            
            // prints
            System.out.println(" is executable: "+ bool);
         } 
      }catch(Exception e){
         // if any I/O error occurs
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

D:\EclipseAndroid\IO\BufferedInputStream\test.txt is executable: true
D:\test.txt is executable: false



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