Java File Permissions With Examples

Java File class contains methods to check file permissions for the application user. They also have some methods to set file permissions for the user and everybody else.

Java File Permissions

Here is a simple java program using File class permission methods. We will first check the file permissions for the user. Later on, we will change the file permissions for the application user and then for all the other users too.

Below image shows the output produced by the above application.


Note that setting File permissions is not versatile and if you are working on Java 7, you should use Java PosixFilePermission to set file permissions.

Also these File set permission methods return false if they are not able to set the file permissions. This can happen due to user privilege. For example, if I change the owner of my sample file to root, then all the set file permission method calls return false.

That’s all for java file permissions, how to check file permissions and how to set file permissions in java.


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