Aug 03 2009

Java and the current work directory

Published by at 12:31 am under Java

I spent some time looking this up and hopefully I will save someone else time on this. The current work directory for an application in Java is stored in the system property “user.dir”. This is the default directory that you application will write files to if you don’t specify an absolute file location. You can access it using this Java syntax:

String userDir = System.getProperty("user.dir");

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