C5 File Management Commands and Functions

High Level :

ADIR()* :

Fill a series of arrays with directory information

ADIR( [ <cFilespec> ],
    [ <aFilenames> ],
    [ <aSizes> ],
    [ <aDates> ],
    [ <aTimes> ],
    [ <aAttributes> ] ) --> nFiles

CLOSE :

Close a specific set of files

CLOSE [ <idAlias> | ALL | ALTERNATE | DATABASES | FORMAT |INDEXES ]

COPY FILE :

Copy a file to a new file

COPY FILE <xcSourceFile> TO <xcTargetFile> | <xcDevice>

CURDIR() :

Return the current DOS directory

CURDIR( [ <cDrivespec> ] ) --> cDirectory

DELETE FILE :

Remove a file from disk

DELETE FILE | ERASE <xcFile>

DIR* :

Display a listing of files from a specified path

DIR [ <xcFileSpec> ]

        DIRCHANGE() :

      Change the current DOS directory

       DIRCHANGE(<cDir>) --> nSuccess

DIRECTORY() :

Create an array of directory and file information

DIRECTORY( <cDirSpec>, [ <cAttributes> ] ) --> aDirectory

 DIRMAKE()

         Create a directory

        DIRMAKE(<cNewDir>) --> nSuccess

          DIRREMOVE() :

     Remove a directory

       DIRREMOVE(<cDirName>) --> nSuccess

          DISKCHANGE() :

       Change the current DOS disk drive

        DISKCHANGE(<cDrive>) --> lSuccess

          DISKNAME() :

                  Return the current DOS drive

        DISKNAME() --> cDrive

DISKSPACE() :

Return the space available on a specified disk

DISKSPACE( [ <nDrive> ] ) --> nBytes

ERASE :

Remove a file from disk

ERASE | DELETE FILE <xcFile>

FILE() :

Determine if files exist in the default directory or path

FILE( <cFilespec> ) --> lExists

RENAME :

Change the name of a file

RENAME <xcOldFile> TO <xcNewFile>

SET ALTERNATE :

Echo console output to a text file

SET ALTERNATE TO [ <xcFile> [ADDITIVE]]
SET ALTERNATE on | OFF | <xlToggle>

SET DEFAULT :

Set the CA-Clipper default drive and directory

SET DEFAULT TO [ <xcPathspec> ]

SET PATH :

Specify the CA-Clipper search path for opening files

SET PATH TO [ <xcPathspec list> ]

TYPE :

Display the contents of a text file

TYPE <xcFile> [TO PRINTER] [TO FILE <xcOutFile> ]

Low-level :

FCLOSE() :

Close an open binary file and write DOS buffers to disk

FCLOSE( <nHandle> ) --> lError

FCREATE() :

Create and/or truncate a binary file to zero length

FCREATE( <cFile>, [ <nAttribute> ] ) --> nHandle

FERASE() :

Delete a file from disk

FERASE( <cFile> ) --> nSuccess

FERROR() :

Test for errors after a binary file operation

FERROR() --> nErrorCode

FOPEN() :

Open a binary file

FOPEN( <cFile>, [ <nMode> ] ) --> nHandle

FREAD() :

Read characters from a binary file into a buffer variable

FREAD( <nHandle>, @<cBufferVar>, <nBytes> ) --> nBytes

FREADSTR() :

Read characters from a binary file

FREADSTR( <nHandle>, <nBytes> ) --> cString

          FRENAME() :

Change the name of a file

       FRENAME( <cOldFile>, <cNewFile> ) --> nSuccess

FSEEK() :

Set a binary file pointer to a new position

FSEEK( <nHandle>, <nOffset>, [ <nOrigin> ] ) --> nPosition

FWRITE() :

Write to an open binary file

FWRITE( <nHandle>, <cBuffer>, [ <nBytes> ] )
    --> nBytesWritten

HEADER() :

Return the current database file header length

HEADER() --> nBytes
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