Java.io.File.getName() Method

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Description

The java.io.File.getName() method returns the last name of the pathname's name sequence, that means the name of the file or directory denoted by this abstract path name is returned.

Declaration

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

public String getName()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns name of the file or directory or empty string if pathname's name sequence in empty.

Exception

  • NA

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.File;

public class FileDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      
      File f = null;
      File f1 = null;
      String v, v1;
      boolean bool = false;
      
      try{
         // create new files
         f = new File("C:\\test.txt");
         f1 = new File("C:\\Program Files");
         
         // get file name or directory name
         v = f.getName();
         v1 = f1.getName();
         
         // true if the file path exists
         bool = f.exists();
         
         // if file exists
         if(bool)
         {
            // prints
            System.out.println("File name: "+v);
         }
         
         // true if the directory exists
         bool = f1.exists();
         
         // if the folder exists
         if(bool)
         {
            // prints
            System.out.print("Folder name: "+v1);
         }
      }catch(Exception e){
         // if any error occurs
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

File name: test.txt
Folder name: Program Files



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