File getFreeSpace() method in Java with examples
The getFreeSpace() function is a part of File class in Java. This function returns the unallocated size of the partition denoted by the abstract pathname, if the pathname does not exist then it returns 0L. This function gives a hint of the unallocated space of the partition but does not give any guarantee that the exact number of bytes are free. An error might be caused if an external application writes to the specified file, then the write operation might not succeed.
public long getFreeSpace()
long var = file.getFreeSpace();
Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Value: The function returns long data type represents unallocated size of the partition in bytes
Exception: This method throws SecurityException if the method does not allow file to be created
Below programs illustrates the use of getFreeSpace() function:
Example 1: The file “F:\\program.txt” is a existing file in F: Directory .
Free Space: 174491860992
Example 2: The file “F:\\program1.txt” does not exist file in F: Directory .
Free Space: 0
Note: The programs might not run in an online IDE. Please use an offline IDE and set the path of the file.