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This is a code snippet to retrieve the path of the current running web application project in java

public String getPath() throws UnsupportedEncodingException {
String path = this.getClass().getClassLoader().getResource("").getPath();
String fullPath = URLDecoder.decode(path, "UTF-8");
String pathArr[] = fullPath.split("/WEB-INF/classes/");
fullPath = pathArr[0];

String reponsePath = "";
// to read a file from webcontent
reponsePath = new File(fullPath).getPath() + File.separatorChar + "newfile.txt";
return reponsePath;

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