Attribute views Description
Can read or update non-opaque values associated with objects in a file system
Can read or update file attributes
Can read or update a basic set of file attributes
Can read or update POSIX defined file attributes
Can read or update FAT file attributes
Can read or update the owner of a file
Can read or update Access Control Lists
Can read or update user-defined file attributes
Can read or update file system attributes
An attribute view provides a read-only or updatable view of the non-opaque
values, or metadata, associated with objects in a file system.
FileAttributeView interface is
extended by several other interfaces that provide views to specific sets of file
FileAttributeViews are selected by invoking the
Files.getFileAttributeView(java.nio.file.Path, java.lang.Class<V>, java.nio.file.LinkOption...) method with a
type-token to identify the required view. Views can also be identified
by name. The
provides access to file store attributes. A
a given type is obtained by invoking the
class defines methods to read and update a basic set of file
attributes that are common to many file systems.
BasicFileAttributeView by defining methods
to access the file attributes commonly used by file systems and operating systems
that implement the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) family of
BasicFileAttributeView by defining methods to
access the legacy "DOS" file attributes supported on file systems such as File
Allocation Tabl (FAT), commonly used in consumer devices.
class defines methods to read and write the Access Control List (ACL)
file attribute. The ACL model used by this file attribute view is based
on the model defined by
RFC 3530: Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol.
In addition to attribute views, this package also defines classes and interfaces that are used when accessing attributes:
GroupPrincipalinterfaces represent an identity or group identity.
UserPrincipalLookupServiceinterface defines methods to lookup user or group principals.
FileAttributeinterface represents the value of an attribute for cases where the attribute value is required to be set atomically when creating an object in the file system.
Unless otherwise noted, passing a
null argument to a constructor
or method in any class or interface in this package will cause a
NullPointerException to be thrown.
A file attribute view that supports reading or updating a file's Access Control Lists (ACL) or file owner attributes.
An object that provides a read-only or updatable view of non-opaque values associated with an object in a filesystem.
Basic attributes associated with a file in a file system.
A file attribute view that provides a view of a basic set of file attributes common to many file systems.
File attributes associated with a file in a file system that supports legacy "DOS" attributes.
A file attribute view that provides a view of the legacy "DOS" file attributes.
An attribute view that is a read-only or updatable view of non-opaque values associated with a file in a filesystem.
A file attribute view that supports reading or updating the owner of a file.
An attribute view that is a read-only or updatable view of the attributes of a
File attributes associated with files on file systems used by operating systems that implement the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) family of standards.
A file attribute view that provides a view of the file attributes commonly associated with files on file systems used by operating systems that implement the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) family of standards.
A file attribute view that provides a view of a file's user-defined attributes, sometimes known as extended attributes.
An entry in an access control list (ACL).
A builder of
Represents the value of a file's time stamp attribute.
This class consists exclusively of static methods that operate on sets of
An object to lookup user and group principals by name.
Defines the flags for used by the flags component of an ACL
Defines the permissions for use with the permissions component of an ACL
A typesafe enumeration of the access control entry types.
Defines the bits for use with the
Checked exception thrown when a lookup of
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