viniciussss - 13 hours ago 2
Java Question

# Is there a reason to get the file name of a path before converting it to a file?

Someone answered one of my questions using

path.getFileName().toFile()
path.toFile()
. Is there a reason for that or should I use just
path.toFile()
?

In your specific situation it was path.getFileName().toFile().getName() in this case path.toFile().getName() will give you same result.

But generally speaking path.getFileName().toFile() and path.toFile() will return different files.

Here small example.

    Path path =  FileSystems.getDefault().getPath("foo", "bar", "buzz");
System.out.println(path.getFileName().toFile());
System.out.println(path.toFile());


Which give us

buzz
foo\bar\buzz