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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IO-463) FileSystemUtils#freeSpace can be simplified by using new Java 6 File methods
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:30:13 GMT

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Sebb commented on IO-463:
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Remember that {{freeSpace}} is deprecated and has been so for a long while.
So I'm not sure it's helpful to continue to support the existing behaviour.

> FileSystemUtils#freeSpace can be simplified by using new Java 6 File methods
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-463
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-463
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> Commons IO now requires Java 1.6, which has some useful new File methods:
> File.getFreeSpace() / getUsableSpace()
> These could be used to radically simplify (and speed up) the FileSystemUtils freeSpace
methods, as well as making it OS-independent.
> The methods should be deprecated in favour of directly calling the File methods directly.
Perhaps even deprecate the entire class?  - it only contains the freeSpace methods currently.
> Note: a lot of the tests will becorme redundant or need reworking.



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