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    KevMeistr is offline Member
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    Default Filename Filter problem

    Hi there..

    I recently discovered the File class and how useful it is when searching for files in a certain directory..

    Now, I want to pass 2 string parameters;

    1. Directory name
    2. A filter

    The passing of the 2 strings will be in a constructor..

    Is there any way that I'm able to search in a directory for a filter corresponding to the string "E.*\.htm"..the reason for doing this is so that I can put .htm files starting with "E" into an array by themselves

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    2. A filter
    You may design a class that extends FileFilter....

    And override the two methods getDescription() and accept()

    All filtering operations should be done on overriden accept(File) method....

    You may browse the FileFilter class in src file(zip) that can be found inside jdk folder....(just in case you are curious about its implementation)

    Hope that helps,
    Last edited by sukatoa; 06-12-2008 at 04:31 PM.
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    Try this

    Java Code:
    File dir = new File("E:\");
    File[] files = dir.listFiles(new FilenameFilter() {
                public boolean accept(File dir, String name) {
                    return name.startsWith("*.htm") ? true : false;
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