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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: Newbie help! - BufferedFile(new File("test.txt").getAbsolutePath())?
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:15:30 GMT

simply replace new File("temp.txt") with...

new File(context.getRealPath("temp.txt"))

However, note that this may return null in the case that the webapp is 
being served directly from a .war file and not from a directory.  A better 
strategy is loading the resource as an InputStream...


You can wrap that in an InputStreamReader and none of the rest of your code 
will change and it will always work as long as temp.txt is located in the 
root of your webapp whether it is in a directory or a .war file.


At 11:44 AM 11/6/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi all,     try {               BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new 
>File("temp.txt").getAbsolutePath()));                 String 
>temp;            while((temp = br.readLine()) != null) 
>{                         out.println(temp);              }       } 
>catch(Exception e) {out.println("<h1>ERROR....</h1>" + e.toString());} the

>br field now has a file using this path c:\winnt\system32\test.txt? The 
>txt file and .jsp file are in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Tomcat 
>4.0\webapps\ROOT\testing How can I tell the jsp (or tomcat) to look in the 
>same directory before trying what I assume is the PATH environment 
>variable? thanks for all your help peeps. Chris. NOTE: The information in 
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