HB_FileExists

HB_FileExists

Tests for the existence of a file

Syntax

      HB_FileExists( <cFileSpec> ) --> <lExist>

Arguments

<cFileSpec> : A character string holding the relative or absolute name of a file

Return

<lFileExist> : .T. (true) when the file <cFileSpec> exists, otherwise .F. (false) is returned.

Description

The HB_FileExists() function is used to check if a file exists that matches the specification <lFileExist>.

This is a character string containing the absolute or relative path of a file.

Note

HB_FileExists() is a Harbour level function to check for the existence of a file. This works better than FILE() in most situations, but it doesn’t accept any wildcards.

Example

      Assuming this directory tree and files exist :

      C:\
         | temp                     D
         + ---- + Dir1              D
                |      doc1.docx    F
                |      test1.bat    F
                |      test1.txt    F
                + Dir2              D
                       doc2.docx    F
                       test2.bat    F
                       test2.txt    F

      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\' )                        //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\*.*' )                     //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\*.*' )                //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\*.' )                 //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\test*.*' )            //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\test.bat' )           //  .T.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir' )                //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir*.*' )             //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir1' )               //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir1*' )              //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir2' )               //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir2*' )              //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir1\test1.*' )       //  .F.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir1\test1.bat' )     //  .T.
      ? HB_FileExists( 'C:\temp\Dir1\*.bat' )         //  .F.

Seealso

SET DEFAULT, SET PATH, SET(), Directory(), File(),  IsDirectory(), IsDir(), HB_FNameExists(), HB_DirExists()

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