How do I create File object from URL?

The code snippet below use the FileUtils.toFile(URL) method that can be found in the commons-io library to convert a URL into a File. The url protocol should be file or else null will be returned.

package org.kodejava.commons.io;

import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;

import java.io.File;
import java.net.URL;
import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
import java.util.Objects;

public class URLToFileObject {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        // FileUtils.toFile(URL url) convert from URL the File.
        String data = FileUtils.readFileToString(Objects.requireNonNull(
                        FileUtils.toFile(URLToFileObject.class.getResource("/data.txt"))),
                StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
        System.out.println("data = " + data);

        // Creates a URL with file protocol and convert it into File object.
        File file = FileUtils.toFile(new URL("file:///D:/demo.txt"));
        data = FileUtils.readFileToString(file, StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
        System.out.println("data = " + data);
    }
}

Maven Dependencies

<!-- https://search.maven.org/remotecontent?filepath=commons-io/commons-io/2.11.0/commons-io-2.11.0.jar -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>commons-io</groupId>
    <artifactId>commons-io</artifactId>
    <version>2.11.0</version>
</dependency>

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