How to get the current working directory in Java

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In Java 7 and higher, you can use the Paths.get() method to get the current working directory in Java:

// get the current working directory
String cwd = Paths.get("").toAbsolutePath().toString();

// print cwd

Alternatively, you can also use System.getProperty("user.dir") to get the current working directory:

// get the current working directory
String cwd = System.getProperty("user.dir");

// print cwd

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