__TypeFile()

Template

Function

Name

__TypeFile()

Category

API

Subcategory

Terminal

Oneliner

Show the content of a file on the console and/or printer

Syntax

      __TypeFile( <cFile>,  [<lPrint>] ) --> NIL

Arguments

<cFile> is a name of the file to display. If the file have an extension, it must be specified (there is no default value).

<lPrint> is an optional logical value that specifies whether the output should go only to the screen (.F.) or to both the screen and printer (.T.), the default is (.F.).

Returns

__TypeFile() always return NIL.

Description

__TypeFile() function type the content of a text file on the screen with an option to send this information also to the printer. The file is displayed as is without any headings or formatting.

If <cFile> contain no path, __TypeFile() try to find the file first in the SET DEFAULT directory and then in search all of the SET PATH directories. If <cFile> can not be found a run-time error occur.

Use SET CONSOLE OFF to suppress screen output.

You can pause the output using Ctrl-S, press any key to resume.

__TypeFile() function is used in the preprocessing of the TYPE command.

Examples

      The following examples assume a file name mytext.dat exist in all
      specified paths,  a run-time error would displayed if it does not

      // display mytext.dat file on screen
      __TypeFile( "mytext.dat" )

      // display mytext.dat file on screen and printer
      __TypeFile( "mytext.dat",  .T. )

      // display mytext.dat file on printer only
      SET CONSOLE OFF
      __TypeFile( "mytext.dat",  .T. )
      SET CONSOLE ON

Compliance

Clipper

Files

Library is core

Seealso

COPY FILE, SET DEFAULT, SET PATH, SET PRINTER, TYPE

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