I'm developping a chat application in a client/server context and every client has a shared directory. I want the server to know the directory structure of each shared directory of every client. I'm asking myself if there's an existing class in the Java API that can keep a directory structure on the server side, without containing the entire files.
I was thinkning of the File class, but it seems to work with a "real" file system on a "client side". I'm only interested for the structure of the shared directory (directory names and file names). So, if someone knows the existence of a class that can satisfy my needs, I would like to know. Otherwise, I will have to code a DirectoryTree class.