JDK-6873681 : (file) Re-examine Path.checkAccess
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.nio
  • Affected Version: 7
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2009-08-19
  • Updated: 2010-12-10
  • Resolved: 2010-12-10
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The checkAccess method is currently very awkward to use, requiring applications to catch an exception for the case that access is denied, or some other I/O error occurs. Some developers have suggested methods equivalent to File's canXXX methods but they are problematic too because checking access can fail for many reasons.

In addition to re-examining this method, the spec for the exists/notExists method should be changed to not require the implementation use checkAccess.

EVALUATION The updates, tracked by 7006126, will address this.