Java.io.File.setExecutable() Method

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Description

The java.io.File.setExecutable(boolean executable) method to set the owner's execute permission for this abstract pathname.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.File.setExecutable(boolean executable) method:

public boolean setExecutable(boolean executable)

Parameters

  • executable -- true sets the access permission to allow execute operations, false denies execute operation.

Return Value

This method returns true if the operation succeeded, else false.

Exception

  • SecurityException -- If a security manager exists and its method denies write access to either the old or new pathnames.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.File.setExecutable(boolean executable) method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.File;

public class FileDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      
      File f = null;
      boolean bool = false;
      
      try{      
         // create new File objects
         f = new File("test.txt");
         
         // set executable()
         bool = f.setExecutable(true);
         
         // prints
         System.out.println("setExecutable() succeeded?: "+bool);
         
         // can execute
         bool = f.canExecute();
         
         // prints
         System.out.print("Can execute?: "+bool);
         
      }catch(Exception e){
         // if any error occurs
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

setExecutable() succeeded?: true
Can execute?: true



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