DIR

DIR

Display listings of files

Syntax

      DIR [<cFileMask>]

Arguments

<cFileMask> File mask to include in the function return. It could contain path and standard wildcard characters as supported by your OS (like * and ?). If <cFileMask> contains no path, then SET DEFAULT path is used to display files in the mask.

Description

If no <cFileMask> is given, __Dir() display information about all *.dbf in the SET DEFAULT path, this information contain: file name, number of records, last update date and the size of each file.

If <cFileMask> is given, __Dir() list all files that match the mask with the following details: Name, Extension, Size, Date.

DIR command is preprocessed into __Dir() function during compile time.

__Dir() is a compatibility function, it is superseded by DIRECTORY() which returns all the information in a multidimensional array.

Examples

      DIR          // information for all DBF files in current directory

      dir   "*.dbf"          // list all DBF file in current directory

      // list all PRG files in Harbour Run-Time library
      // for DOS compatible operating systems
        Dir  "C:\harbour\source\rtl\*.prg"

      // list all files in the public section on a Unix like machine
        Dir  "/pub"

Compliance

Clipper

Platforms

All (LFN)

Seealso

ADIR(), DIRECTORY(), SET DEFAULT, __DIR()*

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