I am using Java 7, java.nio.file.WatchEvent along with the WatchService. After registering, when I poll for ENTRY_MODIFY events, i cannot get to the absolute path of the file for the event. Is there any way to get to the absolute path of the file from WatchEvent object?
You need to get the parent directory from the WatchKey to resolve the full path
WatchKey key; WatchEvent<Path> event; Path dir = (Path)key.watchable(); Path fullPath = dir.resolve(event.context());