Class FileLocator


public final class FileLocator extends Object

A class describing the location of a file.

An instance of this class provides information for locating and accessing a file. The file location can be defined

  • as a URL; this identifies a file in a unique way
  • as a combination of base path and file name; if this variant is used, there may be an additional location step required in order to identify the referenced file (for instance, the file name may be interpreted as the name of a resource to be loaded from class path).

In addition, other properties are available which are also needed for loading or saving a file, like the underlying FileSystem. The encoding to be used when accessing the represented data is also part of the data contained in an instance; if no encoding is set explicitly, the platform's default encoding is used.

Instances of this class are immutable and thus can be safely shared between arbitrary components. FileHandler also uses an instance to reference the associated file. Instances are created using a builder. FileLocatorUtils offers convenience methods for obtaining such a builder.

  • Constructor Details

  • Method Details

    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object obj)
      Compares this object with another one. Two instances of FileLocatorImpl are considered equal if all of their properties are equal.
      equals in class Object
      obj - the object to compare to
      a flag whether these objects are equal
    • getBasePath

      public String getBasePath()
      Gets the base path stored in this locator or null if it is undefined.
      the base path
    • getEncoding

      public String getEncoding()
      Gets the encoding stored in this locator or null if it is undefined.
      the encoding
    • getFileName

      public String getFileName()
      Gets the file name stored in this locator or null if it is undefined.
      the file name
    • getFileSystem

      Gets the FileSystem to be used for accessing the file referenced by this locator or null if it is undefined.
      the FileSystem
    • getLocationStrategy

      Gets the FileLocationStrategy to be used for locating the referenced file. If no specific FileLocationStrategy has been set, result is null. This means that the default strategy should be used.
      the FileLocationStrategy to be used
    • getSourceURL

      public URL getSourceURL()
      Gets the URL pointing to the referenced source file or null if it is undefined.
      the source URL
    • getURLConnectionOptions

      Gets the URLConnectionOptions
      the URLConnectionOptions
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Returns a hash code for this object.
      hashCode in class Object
      a hash code for this object
    • toString

      public String toString()
      toString in class Object