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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.core.runtime
Class Path

java.lang.Object
  extended by 
org.eclipse.core.runtime.Path
All Implemented Interfaces:
Cloneable, IPath

public class Path
extends Object
implements IPath, Cloneable

The standard implementation of the IPath interface. Paths are always maintained in canonicalized form. That is, parent references (i.e., ../../) and duplicate separators are resolved. For example,

     new Path("/a/b").append("../foo/bar")
will yield the path
     /a/foo/bar

This class can be used without OSGi running.

This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients but may be instantiated.

See Also:
IPath
Restriction:
This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.

Field Summary
static  Path EMPTY
          Constant value containing the empty path with no device.
static  Path ROOT
          Constant value containing the root path with no device.
 
Fields inherited from interface org.eclipse.core.runtime. IPath
DEVICE_SEPARATOR, SEPARATOR
 
Constructor Summary
Path ( String fullPath)
          Constructs a new path from the given string path.
Path ( String device, String path)
          Constructs a new path from the given device id and string path.
 
Method Summary
  IPath addFileExtension ( String extension)
          Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the given file extension added.
  IPath addTrailingSeparator ()
          Returns a path with the same segments as this path but with a trailing separator added.
  IPath append ( IPath tail)
          Returns the canonicalized path obtained from the concatenation of the given path's segments to the end of this path.
  IPath append ( String tail)
          Returns the canonicalized path obtained from the concatenation of the given string path to the end of this path.
  Object clone ()
          Returns a copy of this path.
 boolean equals ( Object obj)
          Returns whether this path equals the given object.
static  IPath fromOSString ( String pathString)
          Constructs a new path from the given string path.
static  IPath fromPortableString ( String pathString)
          Constructs a new path from the given path string.
  String getDevice ()
          Returns the device id for this path, or null if this path has no device id.
  String getFileExtension ()
          Returns the file extension portion of this path, or null if there is none.
 int hashCode ()
           
 boolean hasTrailingSeparator ()
          Returns whether this path has a trailing separator.
 boolean isAbsolute ()
          Returns whether this path is an absolute path (ignoring any device id).
 boolean isEmpty ()
          Returns whether this path has no segments and is not a root path.
 boolean isPrefixOf ( IPath anotherPath)
          Returns whether this path is a prefix of the given path.
 boolean isRoot ()
          Returns whether this path is a root path.
 boolean isUNC ()
          Returns a boolean value indicating whether or not this path is considered to be in UNC form.
 boolean isValidPath ( String path)
          Returns whether the given string is syntactically correct as a path.
 boolean isValidSegment ( String segment)
          Returns whether the given string is valid as a segment in a path.
  String lastSegment ()
          Returns the last segment of this path, or null if it does not have any segments.
  IPath makeAbsolute ()
          Returns an absolute path with the segments and device id of this path.
  IPath makeRelative ()
          Returns a relative path with the segments and device id of this path.
  IPath makeRelativeTo ( IPath base)
          Returns a path equivalent to this path, but relative to the given base path if possible.
  IPath makeUNC (boolean toUNC)
          Return a new path which is the equivalent of this path converted to UNC form (if the given boolean is true) or this path not as a UNC path (if the given boolean is false).
 int matchingFirstSegments ( IPath anotherPath)
          Returns a count of the number of segments which match in this path and the given path (device ids are ignored), comparing in increasing segment number order.
  IPath removeFileExtension ()
          Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the file extension removed.
  IPath removeFirstSegments (int count)
          Returns a copy of this path with the given number of segments removed from the beginning.
  IPath removeLastSegments (int count)
          Returns a copy of this path with the given number of segments removed from the end.
  IPath removeTrailingSeparator ()
          Returns a path with the same segments as this path but with a trailing separator removed.
  String segment (int index)
          Returns the specified segment of this path, or null if the path does not have such a segment.
 int segmentCount ()
          Returns the number of segments in this path.
  String[] segments ()
          Returns the segments in this path in order.
  IPath setDevice ( String value)
          Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the given device id.
  File toFile ()
          Returns a java.io.File corresponding to this path.
  String toOSString ()
          Returns a string representation of this path which uses the platform-dependent path separator defined by java.io.File.
  String toPortableString ()
          Returns a platform-neutral string representation of this path.
  String toString ()
          Returns a string representation of this path, including its device id.
  IPath uptoSegment (int count)
          Returns a copy of this path truncated after the given number of segments.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

EMPTY

public static final 
Path EMPTY
Constant value containing the empty path with no device.


ROOT

public static final 
Path ROOT
Constant value containing the root path with no device.

Constructor Detail

Path

public Path(
String fullPath)
Constructs a new path from the given string path. The string path must represent a valid file system path on the local file system. The path is canonicalized and double slashes are removed except at the beginning. (to handle UNC paths). All forward slashes ('/') are treated as segment delimiters, and any segment and device delimiters for the local file system are also respected (such as colon (':') and backslash ('\') on some file systems).

Parameters:
fullPath - the string path
See Also:
isValidPath(String)

Path

public Path(
String device,
            
String path)
Constructs a new path from the given device id and string path. The given string path must be valid. The path is canonicalized and double slashes are removed except at the beginning (to handle UNC paths). All forward slashes ('/') are treated as segment delimiters, and any segment delimiters for the local file system are also respected (such as backslash ('\') on some file systems).

Parameters:
device - the device id
path - the string path
See Also:
isValidPath(String), setDevice(String)
Method Detail

fromOSString

public static 
IPath fromOSString(
String pathString)
Constructs a new path from the given string path. The string path must represent a valid file system path on the local file system. The path is canonicalized and double slashes are removed except at the beginning. (to handle UNC paths). All forward slashes ('/') are treated as segment delimiters, and any segment and device delimiters for the local file system are also respected.

Parameters:
pathString - the portable string path
Since:
3.1
See Also:
IPath.toPortableString()

fromPortableString

public static 
IPath fromPortableString(
String pathString)
Constructs a new path from the given path string. The path string must have been produced by a previous call to IPath.toPortableString.

Parameters:
pathString - the portable path string
Since:
3.1
See Also:
IPath.toPortableString()

addFileExtension

public 
IPath addFileExtension(
String extension)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the given file extension added. If this path is empty, root or has a trailing separator, this path is returned. If this path already has an extension, the existing extension is left and the given extension simply appended. Clients wishing to replace the current extension should first remove the extension and then add the desired one.

The file extension portion is defined as the string following the last period (".") character in the last segment. The given extension should not include a leading ".".

Specified by:
addFileExtension in interface IPath
Parameters:
extension - the file extension to append
Returns:
the new path

addTrailingSeparator

public 
IPath addTrailingSeparator()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a path with the same segments as this path but with a trailing separator added. This path must have at least one segment.

If this path already has a trailing separator, this path is returned.

Specified by:
addTrailingSeparator in interface IPath
Returns:
the new path
See Also:
IPath.hasTrailingSeparator(), IPath.removeTrailingSeparator()

append

public 
IPath append(
IPath tail)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the canonicalized path obtained from the concatenation of the given path's segments to the end of this path. If the given path has a trailing separator, the result will have a trailing separator. The device id of this path is preserved (the one of the given path is ignored). Duplicate slashes are removed from the path except at the beginning where the path is considered to be UNC.

Specified by:
append in interface IPath
Parameters:
tail - the path to concatenate
Returns:
the new path

append

public 
IPath append(
String tail)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the canonicalized path obtained from the concatenation of the given string path to the end of this path. The given string path must be a valid path. If it has a trailing separator, the result will have a trailing separator. The device id of this path is preserved (the one of the given string is ignored). Duplicate slashes are removed from the path except at the beginning where the path is considered to be UNC.

Specified by:
append in interface IPath
Parameters:
tail - the string path to concatenate
Returns:
the new path
See Also:
IPath.isValidPath(String)

clone

public 
Object clone()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a copy of this path.

Specified by:
clone in interface IPath
Overrides:
clone in class Object
Returns:
the cloned path

equals

public boolean equals(
Object obj)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path equals the given object.

Equality for paths is defined to be: same sequence of segments, same absolute/relative status, and same device. Trailing separators are disregarded. Paths are not generally considered equal to objects other than paths.

Specified by:
equals in interface IPath
Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - the other object
Returns:
true if the paths are equivalent, and false if they are not

getDevice

public 
String getDevice()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the device id for this path, or null if this path has no device id. Note that the result will end in ':'.

Specified by:
getDevice in interface IPath
Returns:
the device id, or null
See Also:
IPath.setDevice(String)

getFileExtension

public 
String getFileExtension()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the file extension portion of this path, or null if there is none.

The file extension portion is defined as the string following the last period (".") character in the last segment. If there is no period in the last segment, the path has no file extension portion. If the last segment ends in a period, the file extension portion is the empty string.

Specified by:
getFileExtension in interface IPath
Returns:
the file extension or null

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Overrides:
hashCode in class Object

hasTrailingSeparator

public boolean hasTrailingSeparator()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path has a trailing separator.

Note: In the root path ("/"), the separator is considered to be leading rather than trailing.

Specified by:
hasTrailingSeparator in interface IPath
Returns:
true if this path has a trailing separator, and false otherwise
See Also:
IPath.addTrailingSeparator(), IPath.removeTrailingSeparator()

isAbsolute

public boolean isAbsolute()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path is an absolute path (ignoring any device id).

Absolute paths start with a path separator. A root path, like / or C:/, is considered absolute. UNC paths are always absolute.

Specified by:
isAbsolute in interface IPath
Returns:
true if this path is an absolute path, and false otherwise

isEmpty

public boolean isEmpty()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path has no segments and is not a root path.

Specified by:
isEmpty in interface IPath
Returns:
true if this path is empty, and false otherwise

isPrefixOf

public boolean isPrefixOf(
IPath anotherPath)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path is a prefix of the given path. To be a prefix, this path's segments must appear in the argument path in the same order, and their device ids must match.

An empty path is a prefix of all paths with the same device; a root path is a prefix of all absolute paths with the same device.

Specified by:
isPrefixOf in interface IPath
Parameters:
anotherPath - the other path
Returns:
true if this path is a prefix of the given path, and false otherwise

isRoot

public boolean isRoot()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether this path is a root path.

The root path is the absolute non-UNC path with zero segments; e.g., / or C:/. The separator is considered a leading separator, not a trailing one.

Specified by:
isRoot in interface IPath
Returns:
true if this path is a root path, and false otherwise

isUNC

public boolean isUNC()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a boolean value indicating whether or not this path is considered to be in UNC form. Return false if this path has a device set or if the first 2 characters of the path string are not Path.SEPARATOR.

Specified by:
isUNC in interface IPath
Returns:
boolean indicating if this path is UNC

isValidPath

public boolean isValidPath(
String path)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether the given string is syntactically correct as a path. The device id is the prefix up to and including the device separator for the local file system; the path proper is everything to the right of it, or the entire string if there is no device separator. When the platform location is a file system with no meaningful device separator, the entire string is treated as the path proper. The device id is not checked for validity; the path proper is correct if each of the segments in its canonicalized form is valid.

Specified by:
isValidPath in interface IPath
Parameters:
path - the path to check
Returns:
true if the given string is a valid path, and false otherwise
See Also:
IPath.isValidSegment(String)

isValidSegment

public boolean isValidSegment(
String segment)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns whether the given string is valid as a segment in a path. The rules for valid segments are as follows:
  • the empty string is not valid
  • any string containing the slash character ('/') is not valid
  • any string containing segment or device separator characters on the local file system, such as the backslash ('\') and colon (':') on some file systems.

Specified by:
isValidSegment in interface IPath
Parameters:
segment - the path segment to check
Returns:
true if the given path segment is valid, and false otherwise

lastSegment

public 
String lastSegment()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the last segment of this path, or null if it does not have any segments.

Specified by:
lastSegment in interface IPath
Returns:
the last segment of this path, or null

makeAbsolute

public 
IPath makeAbsolute()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns an absolute path with the segments and device id of this path. Absolute paths start with a path separator. If this path is absolute, it is simply returned.

Specified by:
makeAbsolute in interface IPath
Returns:
the new path

makeRelative

public 
IPath makeRelative()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a relative path with the segments and device id of this path. Absolute paths start with a path separator and relative paths do not. If this path is relative, it is simply returned.

Specified by:
makeRelative in interface IPath
Returns:
the new path

makeRelativeTo

public 
IPath makeRelativeTo(
IPath base)
Returns a path equivalent to this path, but relative to the given base path if possible.

The path is only made relative if the base path if both paths have the same device and have a non-zero length common prefix. If the paths have different devices, or no common prefix, then this path is simply returned. If the path is successfully made relative, then appending the returned path to the base will always produce a path equal to this path.

Specified by:
makeRelativeTo in interface IPath
Parameters:
base - The base path to make this path relative to
Returns:
A path relative to the base path, or this path if it could not be made relative to the given base
Since:
org.eclipse.equinox.common 3.5

makeUNC

public 
IPath makeUNC(boolean toUNC)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Return a new path which is the equivalent of this path converted to UNC form (if the given boolean is true) or this path not as a UNC path (if the given boolean is false). If UNC, the returned path will not have a device and the first 2 characters of the path string will be Path.SEPARATOR. If not UNC, the first 2 characters of the returned path string will not be Path.SEPARATOR.

Specified by:
makeUNC in interface IPath
Parameters:
toUNC - true if converting to UNC, false otherwise
Returns:
the new path, either in UNC form or not depending on the boolean parameter

matchingFirstSegments

public int matchingFirstSegments(
IPath anotherPath)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a count of the number of segments which match in this path and the given path (device ids are ignored), comparing in increasing segment number order.

Specified by:
matchingFirstSegments in interface IPath
Parameters:
anotherPath - the other path
Returns:
the number of matching segments

removeFileExtension

public 
IPath removeFileExtension()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the file extension removed. If this path does not have an extension, this path is returned.

The file extension portion is defined as the string following the last period (".") character in the last segment. If there is no period in the last segment, the path has no file extension portion. If the last segment ends in a period, the file extension portion is the empty string.

Specified by:
removeFileExtension in interface IPath
Returns:
the new path

removeFirstSegments

public 
IPath removeFirstSegments(int count)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a copy of this path with the given number of segments removed from the beginning. The device id is preserved. The number must be greater or equal zero. If the count is zero, this path is returned. The resulting path will always be a relative path with respect to this path. If the number equals or exceeds the number of segments in this path, an empty relative path is returned.

Specified by:
removeFirstSegments in interface IPath
Parameters:
count - the number of segments to remove
Returns:
the new path

removeLastSegments

public 
IPath removeLastSegments(int count)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a copy of this path with the given number of segments removed from the end. The device id is preserved. The number must be greater or equal zero. If the count is zero, this path is returned.

If this path has a trailing separator, it will still have a trailing separator after the last segments are removed (assuming there are some segments left). If there is no trailing separator, the result will not have a trailing separator. If the number equals or exceeds the number of segments in this path, a path with no segments is returned.

Specified by:
removeLastSegments in interface IPath
Parameters:
count - the number of segments to remove
Returns:
the new path

removeTrailingSeparator

public 
IPath removeTrailingSeparator()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a path with the same segments as this path but with a trailing separator removed. Does nothing if this path does not have at least one segment. The device id is preserved.

If this path does not have a trailing separator, this path is returned.

Specified by:
removeTrailingSeparator in interface IPath
Returns:
the new path
See Also:
IPath.addTrailingSeparator(), IPath.hasTrailingSeparator()

segment

public 
String segment(int index)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the specified segment of this path, or null if the path does not have such a segment.

Specified by:
segment in interface IPath
Parameters:
index - the 0-based segment index
Returns:
the specified segment, or null

segmentCount

public int segmentCount()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the number of segments in this path.

Note that both root and empty paths have 0 segments.

Specified by:
segmentCount in interface IPath
Returns:
the number of segments

segments

public 
String[] segments()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns the segments in this path in order.

Specified by:
segments in interface IPath
Returns:
an array of string segments

setDevice

public 
IPath setDevice(
String value)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a new path which is the same as this path but with the given device id. The device id must end with a ":". A device independent path is obtained by passing null.

For example, "C:" and "Server/Volume:" are typical device ids.

Specified by:
setDevice in interface IPath
Parameters:
value - the device id or null
Returns:
a new path
See Also:
IPath.getDevice()

toFile

public 
File toFile()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a java.io.File corresponding to this path.

Specified by:
toFile in interface IPath
Returns:
the file corresponding to this path

toOSString

public 
String toOSString()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a string representation of this path which uses the platform-dependent path separator defined by java.io.File. This method is like toString() except that the latter always uses the same separator (/) regardless of platform.

This string is suitable for passing to java.io.File(String).

Specified by:
toOSString in interface IPath
Returns:
a platform-dependent string representation of this path

toPortableString

public 
String toPortableString()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a platform-neutral string representation of this path. The format is not specified, except that the resulting string can be passed back to the Path#fromPortableString(String) constructor to produce the exact same path on any platform.

This string is suitable for passing to Path#fromPortableString(String).

Specified by:
toPortableString in interface IPath
Returns:
a platform-neutral string representation of this path
See Also:
fromPortableString(String)

toString

public 
String toString()
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a string representation of this path, including its device id. The same separator, "/", is used on all platforms.

Example result strings (without and with device id):

 "/foo/bar.txt"
 "bar.txt"
 "/foo/"
 "foo/"
 ""
 "/"
 "C:/foo/bar.txt"
 "C:bar.txt"
 "C:/foo/"
 "C:foo/"
 "C:"
 "C:/"
 
This string is suitable for passing to Path(String).

Specified by:
toString in interface IPath
Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a string representation of this path
See Also:
Path

uptoSegment

public 
IPath uptoSegment(int count)
Description copied from interface: IPath
Returns a copy of this path truncated after the given number of segments. The number must not be negative. The device id is preserved.

If this path has a trailing separator, the result will too (assuming there are some segments left). If there is no trailing separator, the result will not have a trailing separator. Copying up to segment zero simply means making an copy with no path segments.

Specified by:
uptoSegment in interface IPath
Parameters:
count - the segment number at which to truncate the path
Returns:
the new path

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