HB_DirBuild

HB_DirBuild

Creates a directory

Syntax

      HB_DirBuild( <cNewDir>) --> <nSuccess>

Arguments

<cNewDir> : the name of the directory to be created, including an optional drive. If you do not specify a drive, the current one is used. The new directory can be specified relative to the current directory, or absolute, including a drive letter followed by a colon.

Return

<nSuccess> : zero on success, -1 if there is an argument error; Otherwise, HB_DirBuild() returns the DOS error code. HB_DirBuild() returns 0 if successful;

Description

HB_DirBuild() creates a specified directory. Note that first you must have sufficient rights to create a directory. To create nested subdirectories, you must create each subdirectory separately, starting from the top-level directory that you want to create (see example below.)

Note

HB_DirBuild() is equivalent to HB_DirCreate(), MakeDir() and DirMake()

Examples

      .  This example assumes that C:\TEST exists and uses HB_DirBuild()
         twice to create a nested subdirectory under it:

      HB_DirBuild("c:\test\one")    // Create top-most one
      nResult := HB_DirBuild("c:\test\one\two")
      IF nResult != 0
         ? "Cannot make directory, DOS error ", nResult
         BREAK
      ENDIF

      You may also use something like this:

      HB_DirBuild( ".\test" )

Seealso

DirChange(), DirName(), DirRemove(), MakeDir(), DirChange(), HB_DirCreate(), DirMake()

DirMake

DirMake

Creates a directory

Syntax

      DirMake( <cNewDir>) --> <nSuccess>

Arguments

<cNewDir> : the name of the directory to be created, including an optional drive. If you do not specify a drive, the current one is used. The new directory can be specified relative to the current directory, or absolute, including a drive letter followed by a colon.

Return

<nSuccess> : zero on success, -1 if there is an argument error; Otherwise, DirMake() returns the DOS error code. DirMake() returns 0 if successful;

Description

DirMake() creates a specified directory. Note that first you must have sufficient rights to create a directory. To create nested subdirectories, you must create each subdirectory separately, starting from the top-level directory that you want to create (see example below.)

Note

              DirMake() is equivalent to HB_DirCreate(), MakeDir() and HB_DirBuild()

Examples

      .  This example assumes that C:\TEST exists and uses DirMake()
         twice to create a nested subdirectory under it:

      DirMake("c:\test\one")    // Create top-most one
      nResult := DirMake("c:\test\one\two")
      IF nResult != 0
         ? "Cannot make directory, DOS error ", nResult
         BREAK
      ENDIF

      You may also use something like this:

      DirMake( ".\test" )

Seealso

DirChange(), DirName(), DirRemove(), MakeDir(), DirChange(), HB_DirCreate(), HB_DirBuild()

MakeDir

MAKEDIR()

Create a new directory

Syntax

      MAKEDIR( <cDirectory> ) --> nError

Arguments

<cDirectory> The name of the directory you want to create.

Returns

<nError> 0 if directory was successfully created, otherwise the number of the last error.

Description

This function attempt to create a new directory with the name contained in <cDirectory>. If this function fails, it will return the last OS error code number. See FERROR() function for the description of the error

Note

     MakeDir() is equivalent to DirMake(), HB_DirCreate() and HB_DirBuild()

Examples

      cDir := "temp"
      IF MakeDir( cDir ) == 0
         ? "Directory", cDir, "successfully created"
      ENDIF

Tests

      See examples

Compliance

This function is CA-Cl*pper 5.3 compliant

Platforms

All

Files

Library is rtl

Seealso

DIRCHANGE(), DIRREMOVE(), ISDISK(), DISKCHANGE(), DISKNAME(), FERROR(), DirMake(), HB_DirCreate(), HB_DirBuild()