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Tip of the Day
Language: Java
Expertise: Beginner
Feb 9, 1998

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Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps


Stomping the Windows File Bug

This bug workaround identifies Windows operating systems and adds an identifier to the absolute root directory path to avert file problems.
 
File root;
String tmp;

tmp  = System.getProperty("user.dir");
root = new File(tmp);

while((tmp = root.getParent()) != null)
  root = new File(tmp);

// Do this to work around a Win95 bug
if(System.getProperty("os.name").toLowerCase().startsWith("win"))
  root = new File(root.getAbsolutePath() + ".");
Daniel Savarese
 
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