[jcifs] NullPointerException

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Fri Jun 4 19:37:59 GMT 2004

eglass1 at comcast.net said:
>> Dear all,
>> I am new to the jcifs, to the point that I have not managed running even
>> the examples:
>> java -Djcifs.properties=jcifs.prp -classpath ..\jcifs-0.9.1.jar;.
>> FileInfo
>>            toURL: o:\SQLNET\TNSNAMES.ORA
>> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
> As a side note, it might be useful to have the SmbFile constructor check
> for a leading "\\" in the string argument; if present, convert:
>     \\server\share\dir\file
> to
>     smb://server/share/dir/file
> This would provide a more direct "drop-in" replacement (as java.io.File
> allows UNC names on Windows).

I don't think we can do that. At least not consistently. Many of the
SmbFile constructors call the java.net.URL constructor in a way that would
make it difficult if not impossible to intercept this condition. I could
be wrong but I think it would probably introduce more trouble than it's

As for the NullPointerException we should probably not be throwing that
regardless of the input. I'll have to look at that.


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