How does file creation work in Java

I am trying to create a file using

File newFile = new File("myFile");

However no file called "myFile" is created. This is within a Web application Project i.e. proper form to be pakaged as a WAR but I am calling it as part of a main method (just to see how this works).

How can I make it so that a new file is created at a location relative to the current one i.e not have to put in an absolute path.



Doesn't seem to work:

Here is the entire code:

import java.io.File; import java.io.IOException; public class Tester { public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException{ Tester test = new Tester(); test.makeFile(); } public void makeFile() throws IOException{ File newFile = new File("myFile"); newFile.createNewFile(); } }


In answer to your comment. The file will be created in the current directory of the process, unless you specifiy otherwise.

// new file in current directory File f = new File("yourFile"); f.createNewFile(); System.out.println("Path:" + f.getAbsolutePath());

To create it in a directory of your choosing:

File f = new File("c:\\yourDirectory","yourFile"); f.createNewFile(); System.out.println("Path:" + f.getAbsolutePath());




you could use newFile.createNewFile();


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