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File getName() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 30 Jan, 2019
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The getName() method is a part of File class. This function returns the Name of the given file object. The function returns a string object which contains the Name of the given file object.If the abstract path does not contain any name then a null string is returned.

Function Signature:

public String getName()

Function Syntax:

file.getName()

Parameters: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return value: This function returns a String value which is the Name of the given File object.

Below programs will illustrate the use of the getName() function:

Example 1: We are given a file object of a file, we have to get the Name of the file object.




// Java program to demonstrate the
// use of getName() function
  
import java.io.*;
  
public class solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // try-catch block to handle exceptions
        try {
  
            // Create a file object
            File f = new File("c:\\users\\program.txt");
  
            // Get the Name of the given file f
            String Name = f.getName();
  
            // Display the file Name of the file object
            System.out.println("File Name : " + Name);
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

Output:

File Name : program.txt

Example 2: We are given a file object of a directory, we have to get the Name of the file object.




// Java program to demonstrate the
// use of getName() function
  
import java.io.*;
  
public class solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // try-catch block to handle exceptions
        try {
  
            // Create a file object
            File f
                = new File("c:\\users\\program");
  
            // Get the Name of the given file f
            String Name = f.getName();
  
            // Display the file Name
            // of the file object
            System.out.println("File Name : "
                               + Name);
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

Output:

File Name :program

The programs might not run in an online IDE. please use an offline IDE and set the Name of the file


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