Java.io.File.isAbsolute() Method

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Description

The java.io.File.isAbsolute() checks whether this abstract pathname is absolute.

Declaration

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

public boolean isAbsolute()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

The method returns true if this abstract pathname is absolute, else the method returns false.

Exception

  • NA

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.File;

public class FileDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      
      File f = null;
      String path;
      boolean bool = false;
      
      try{
         // create new file
         f = new File("C:\\test.txt");
            
         // true if the file path is absolute, else false
         bool = f.isAbsolute();
         
         // get the path
         path = f.getPath();
         
         // prints
         System.out.println(path+" is absolute? "+ bool);
               
         // create new file
         f = new File("test.txt");
         
         // true if the file path is absolute, else false
         bool = f.isAbsolute();
         
         // get the path
         path = f.getPath();
         
         // prints
         System.out.print(path+" is absolute? "+bool);
         
      }catch(Exception e){
         // if any error occurs
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

C:\test.txt is absolute? true
test.txt is absolute? false



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