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   25   
   26   package java.io;
   27   
   28   
   29   /**
   30    * A filter for abstract pathnames.
   31    *
   32    * <p> Instances of this interface may be passed to the <code>{@link
   33    * File#listFiles(java.io.FileFilter) listFiles(FileFilter)}</code> method
   34    * of the <code>{@link java.io.File}</code> class.
   35    *
   36    * @since 1.2
   37    */
   38   public interface FileFilter {
   39   
   40       /**
   41        * Tests whether or not the specified abstract pathname should be
   42        * included in a pathname list.
   43        *
   44        * @param  pathname  The abstract pathname to be tested
   45        * @return  <code>true</code> if and only if <code>pathname</code>
   46        *          should be included
   47        */
   48       boolean accept(File pathname);
   49   
   50   }

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