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Determine if File or Directory is hidden

  1. /*
  2.   Determine if File or Directory is hidden
  3.   This Java example shows how to determine if a particular file or directory is
  4.   hidden using isHidden method of Java File class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.io.*;
  8.  
  9. public class DetermineHiddenFileOrDirectory {
  10.  
  11.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  12.    
  13.     //create file object
  14.     File file = new File("C://FileIO//HiddenDemo.txt");
  15.    
  16.     /*
  17.      * To check whether file or directory denoted by File object is hidden, use
  18.      * boolean isHidden() method of Java file class.
  19.      *
  20.      * This method returns true if file or directory denoted by File object
  21.      * EXISTS and it is hidden.
  22.      *
  23.      */
  24.    
  25.      boolean blnHidden = file.isHidden();
  26.    
  27.      System.out.println("Is " + file.getPath() + " hidden ?: " + blnHidden);
  28.   }
  29. }
  30.  
  31. /*
  32. Output would be
  33. Is C:\FileIO\HiddenDemo.txt hidden ?: true
  34. */

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