Fileobject to exist without a file?
File object is constructed by a program and used
while it is running to manipulate a disk file and to get information about it.
When a program finishes, the
File object is no more,
but the file remains on disk (unless the program deliberately deleted it).
Here is one of the constructors for
File( String pathName ) // Construct a File object for a file // with name pathName.
The path name of a file is a chain of directory names followed by a file name. The directory names are separated by a special character. The syntax for directory names, separators, and file names depends on the operating system. Here is a path name for a MS Windows file:
The directory separator character (for MS Windows) is "/". The last part of the path name, following the last separator, is the file name. Here is a Unix path name:
Path names are relative or absolute.
An absolute path name gives the complete chain of
directories from the root directory to the file.
A relative path name starts with any directory
in the chain and continues to the file.
Both relative and absolute path names may be
used with the
Is the following a correct use of a constructor?
File progFile = new File( "C:/MyFiles/Programs/Examples/someFile.txt" );