Apache FileUtils create and delete files



This example demonstrates how to create and delete files using the Apache commons library.

Maven Dependency

Let's add maven dependency before creating these examples:

<dependency>
    <groupId>commons-io</groupId>
    <artifactId>commons-io</artifactId>
    <version>2.6</version>
</dependency>

Apache FileUtils create and delete files

The example creates a new file, checks for its existence, deletes it, and checks for its existence again. 


import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;

public class CreateDeleteFileEx {
    
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        
        File myfile = new File("src/main/resources/myfile.txt");        
        FileUtils.touch(myfile);
        
        if (myfile.exists()) {
            
            System.out.println("The file exists");
        } else {
            
            System.out.println("The file does not exist");
        }
        
        FileUtils.deleteQuietly(myfile);
        
        if (myfile.exists()) {
            
            System.out.println("The file exists");
        } else {
            
            System.out.println("The file does not exist");
        }        
    }
}


A new file is created with FileUtils.touch() and deleted with FileUtils.deleteQuietly().

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