Java IO & NIO - Files.createFile() Examples

Code Snippets Java IO & NIO Java 


Class:

java.nio.file.Files

java.lang.Objectjava.lang.Objectjava.nio.file.Filesjava.nio.file.FilesLogicBig

Method:

public static Path createFile(Path path,
                              FileAttribute<?>... attrs)
                       throws IOException

Creates a new and empty file, failing if the file already exists.

Parameters:
path - the path to the file to create
attrs - an optional list of file attributes to set atomically when creating the file
Returns:
the file


Examples


package com.logicbig.example.files;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;

public class CreateFileExample {

public static void main(String... args) throws IOException {
Path dir = Files.createTempDirectory("my-dir");
Path fileToCreatePath = dir.resolve("test-file.txt");
System.out.println("File to create path: " + fileToCreatePath);
Path newFilePath = Files.createFile(fileToCreatePath);
System.out.println("New file created: " + newFilePath);
System.out.println("New File exits: " + Files.exists(newFilePath));
}
}

Output

File to create path: C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\my-dir16268531677381969637\test-file.txt
New file created: C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\my-dir16268531677381969637\test-file.txt
New File exits: true




Attempting to create file which already exits:

package com.logicbig.example.files;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;

public class CreateFileExample2 {

public static void main(String... args) throws IOException {
Path dir = Files.createTempDirectory("my-dir");
Path fileToCreatePath = dir.resolve("test-file.txt");
Path newFilePath = Files.createFile(fileToCreatePath);
//creating same file again
Path newFilePath2 = Files.createFile(newFilePath);
}
}

Output

Caused by: java.nio.file.FileAlreadyExistsException: C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\Temp\my-dir5014557008358685604\test-file.txt
at java.base/sun.nio.fs.WindowsException.translateToIOException(WindowsException.java:87)
at java.base/sun.nio.fs.WindowsException.rethrowAsIOException(WindowsException.java:103)
at java.base/sun.nio.fs.WindowsException.rethrowAsIOException(WindowsException.java:108)
at java.base/sun.nio.fs.WindowsFileSystemProvider.newByteChannel(WindowsFileSystemProvider.java:231)
at java.base/java.nio.file.Files.newByteChannel(Files.java:369)
at java.base/java.nio.file.Files.createFile(Files.java:640)
at com.logicbig.example.files.CreateFileExample2.main(CreateFileExample2.java:20)
... 6 more




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