Path isAbsolute() method in Java with Examples

The Java Path interface was added to Java NIO in Java 7. isAbsolute() method of java.nio.file.Path used to check this path is absolute or not. This method return true if, and only if, this path is absolute. An absolute path is a path that doesn’t need to be combined with other path information in order to locate a file.

Syntax:

boolean isAbsolute()

Parameters: This method accepts nothing.



Return value: This method returns true if, and only if, this path is absolute.

Below programs illustrate isAbsolute() method:
Program 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// java.nio.file.Path.isAbsolute() method
  
import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws IOException
    {
  
        // create an object of Path
        Path path
            = Paths.get("D:\\eclipse\\configuration"
                        + "\\org.eclipse.update");
  
        // call isAbsolute() to get check
        // path is absolute or not
        boolean isAbsolute = path.isAbsolute();
  
        // print isAbsolute
        System.out.println("Path is Absolute: "
                           + isAbsolute);
    }
}

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Program 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// java.nio.file.Path.isAbsolute() method
  
import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws IOException
    {
  
        // create object of Path
        Path path = Paths.get("temp\\Spring");
  
        // call isAbsolute() to get check
        // path is absolute or not
        boolean isAbsolute = path.isAbsolute();
  
        // print isAbsolute
        System.out.println("Path is Absolute: "
                           + isAbsolute);
    }
}

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References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/nio/file/Path.html#isAbsolute()



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