Java.lang.System.getProperty() Method

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Description

The java.lang.System.getProperty(String key, String def) method gets the system property indicated by the specified key.The argument def is the default value.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.System.getProperty() method

public static String getProperty(String key, String def)

Parameters

  • key -- This is the name of the system property.

  • def -- This is a default value.

Return Value

This method returns the string value of the system property, or null if there is no property with that key.

Exception

  • SecurityException -- if a security manager exists and its checkPropertyAccess method doesn't allow access to the specified system property.

  • NullPointerException -- if key is null.

  • IllegalArgumentException -- if key is empty.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.System.getProperty() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class SystemDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // gets the system property 
      System.out.println(System.getProperty("string","defaultPassword")); 
   }
}

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

defaultPassword



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