JDK-4071324 : java.io.File: Want to get available disk space
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Affected Version: 1.1.3
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: solaris_2.5.1
  • CPU: sparc
  • Submitted: 1997-08-12
  • Updated: 1998-01-12
  • Resolved: 1998-01-12
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Name: rlT66838			Date: 08/12/97

We need to be able to find how much space is
available on a given disk without having to use
native code.  If I want to write an installation
program in 100% pure Java, I can't because I
can't find out if there is enough space
available.  I could just start copying files
and wait for an error, but that is hardly 

This is not a system-specific function, so
surely there is no good reason not to give
access to it.

I very much want Java to succeed and have 
convinced my company that it is the way to go,
but this kind of unnecessary limitation is
hurting both of us.


WORK AROUND Name: rlT66838 Date: 08/12/97 ======================================================================