Writes a string to a file
StrFile(<cCharacterstring>, <cFile>, [<lOverwrite>], [<nOffset>], [<lCutOff>]) --> <nRecordedByte>
<cCharacterstring> : the character string to write to a file. <cFile> : File name. Drive and path designations are permitted, but no wildcards. <lOverwrite> : If NIL or .F., determines whether or not a new file is created. When .T., it writes to an existing file. The default is create new file (.F.).
<nOffset> : An offset within the file from which the <cCharacterstring> string is to be written. The default is End of file. <lCutOff> : When this optional parameter is designated as .T., the function truncates the file if data written ends before the last file byte. The default is no cut off (.F.).
<nRecordedByte> : the actual number of bytes written.
This function provides another capability besides writing the contents of a string to a file. In contrast to the Fxxxx() functions, only one function call is necessary to write data to a file. However, it can result in some speed disadvantages, since files acted on by StrFile() cannot be held open. If the target file is unavailable, the StrFile() function always creates it.
. The attribute to create a new file, can be designated with the SETFCREATE() function.
. As recommended with the share mode, reads and writes from other network programs should be locked out with SETSHARE() for this period of time.
. This function acknowledges the setting for CSETSAFETY().
. Add to the end of a file: ? StrFile("ABCDEFGH", "TEST.TXT", .T.) // Result: 8 . A file with drive and path designations, result: 10: ? StrFile("0123456789", "C:\TEXT\TEST.TXT", .T.) . Data in an existing file is overwritten from position 20 with a designated string: ? StrFile("NANTUCKET", "TEST.TXT", .T., 20) // Result: 9 . A 5-character string is written starting at position 10 in an existing file 20-characters long. Since the final parameter is specified as .T. once, and specified as .F. once, you see different results: ? StrFile(REPLICATE("X", 20), "TEST.TXT") ? StrFile("AAAAA", "TEST.TXT", .T., 10, .F // "XXXXXXXXXXAAAAAXXXXX" ? StrFile("AAAAA", "TEST.TXT", .T., 10, .T // "XXXXXXXXXXAAAAA"