I'm trying to find the best way to find out when a fiile was last modified and if it hasn't been modified in the last 7 days move it to a certain folder.

At the moment i'm reading in the files using a "for" loop, storing them in an array as objects. Sorry i haven't got the code on me at the moment, i remember a friend telling me there's a lastModifief() method but you can only compare it to another last modified, i'm just wondering is there any potential calendar methods i could use?

Any help is appreciated

regards
dave

Hie everyone,

I'm trying to find the best way to find out when a fiile was last modified and if it hasn't been modified in the last 7 days move it to a certain folder.

First compare the current date with the last modified date and if it is more than 7 days use the io classes and move it to the required folder and delete the original file

i remember a friend telling me there's a lastModifief() method but you can only compare it to another last modified

There is a last modified method in the File api but you don't have to compare it to another last modified as the method returns a long.

I think your friend lied to you :cheesy:

This is the api see it for yourself

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/io/File.html

This ia sample of how to use the last modified method

http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0068.html

I hope this helped you

Yours Sincerely

Richard West
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