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From Jarnot Voytek Contr AU HQ/SC <Voytek.Jar...@MAXWELL.AF.MIL>
Subject RE: Opening/reading a file from a Struts application...
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:02:02 GMT
-----Original Message-----
From: Jarnot Voytek Contr AU HQ/SC 
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 11:53 AM
To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
Subject: RE: getting a file path to /WEB-INF from a HttpSession


try 

request.getSession(false).getServletContext().getRealPath("/WEB-INF/..."))

or, in an action you could do

getServlet().getServletContext().getRealPath("/WEB-INF/...");

--
Voytek Jarnot
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davide Bruzzone [mailto:Davide.Bruzzone@ngt.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 12:58 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Opening/reading a file from a Struts application...
> 
> 
> Greetings all...
> 
> I'm trying to load and read a text file (on the server's filesystem)
> from within a Struts application. I'd like to be able to put 
> the file in
> the WEB-INF, or the WEB-INF/classes directory, but am having trouble
> finding the file (i.e. I'm having trouble obtaining the path 
> that I need
> in order to open the file), and reading it...
> 
> Here's what my research has turned up:
> 
> // Something like this will return an InputStream. This is fine for
> properties files
> // since you can load a properties file by passing an 
> InputStream to the
> load method
> // on a Properties object  
> Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().getResourceAsSt
> ream("my.p
> roperties");
> 
> The problem with this is that the methods that I'm using to read the
> contents of files takes either a string that represents the file name,
> or a File object... The methods then calculate the file's length, read
> the file into an array of bytes, and return the contents of 
> the array in
> various forms (i.e. An array of bytes, a string, etc.).
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions about how best to go about doing this
> (I could change the methods that read the contents of files into
> strings, but I'm not sure exactly how to go about doing this).
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
> 
> Cheers...
> 
> Dave   
> 
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