WHY I AM GETTING NULL POINTER EXCEPTION

Sanjay Sharma

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package readandcopyupdate1;

import java.util.ArrayList;

import java.io.*;

public class ReadAndCopyUpdate1{

public static void main(String[] args){

    ReadAndCopyUpdate1 rc = new ReadAndCopyUpdate1();

    final File folder1 = new File("/root/avatar/default/upload/member");

    final File folder2 = new File("/root/avatar/default/upload/Transfer");

    rc.listFilesForOldFolder(folder1,rc.oldFiles);

    rc.listFilesForNewFolder(folder2,rc.newFiles);

            rc.oldFiles.stream().forEach((oldFile) -> {

                System.out.println(oldFile);

        });

 

    System.out.println("\n\n");

            rc.newFiles.stream().forEach((newFile) -> {

                System.out.println(newFile);

        });

}

private void listFilesForOldFolder(final File folder, ArrayList arrayList) {

    for (final File fileEntry : folder.listFiles()) {

        if (fileEntry.isDirectory()) {

            listFilesForOldFolder(fileEntry, arrayList);

        } else {

            String str = fileEntry.getName();

            if(str.equals("index.html")){

              continue;

            }         

            if(str.charAt(32) == '9'){

                arrayList.add(str);

            }

        }

    }

}

private void listFilesForNewFolder(final File folder, ArrayList arrayList) {

    for (final File fileEntry : folder.listFiles()) {

        if (fileEntry.isDirectory()) {

            listFilesForNewFolder(fileEntry, arrayList);

        } else {

            String str = fileEntry.getName();         

            arrayList.add(str);

        }

    }

}

private final ArrayList<String> oldFiles = new ArrayList<>(5);

private final ArrayList<String> newFiles = new ArrayList<>(5);

}

These method used to work in my first version without any problem and now they are suddenly throwing null pointer exception when I am rewriting the code and was doing unit testing for these methods.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException

    at readandcopyupdate1.ReadAndCopyUpdate1.listFilesForOldFolder(ReadAndCopyUpdate1.java:33)

at readandcopyupdate1.ReadAndCopyUpdate1.main(ReadAndCopyUpdate1.java:15)

What I am trying to accomplish is the following: 1. folder1 consist of files which have 33 characters in their file name. I want to pick all those files which have number 9 in their 33th position.

  1. I'll store all such file names in an arrayList 'oldFiles'
  2. I'll scan folder2 and store all files there in arrayList 'newFiles'
    1. I am testing them by printing arrayLists values on sceen.
  1. David Miller

    Post:30

    Points:210
    Re: Why I am getting null pointer exception

    You are getting a null-pointer exception, because you have allocated the space for 100 array elements, but you still need to initialize them:


    So before accessing a1[i].text you need to initialize it by calling a1[i] = new Array()


    Also I am quite sure, that you actually wanted to create some other kind of object, not Array. Array the class you are currently writing, as I understand, so you probably want to have multiple Strings, e.g. String[].

      Modified On Apr-05-2016 04:09:07 AM

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