[Gambas-user] Checking whether a file exists

tobias tobiasboe1 at ...20...
Tue Jul 12 16:22:47 CEST 2011


in a project, i am searching directories recursively and opening files 
to search their content, too.
while searching in the gambas2 sources my program crashed with "File or 
directory doesn't exist". so i noticed this one

? sFile
? Exist(sFile)
? File.Load(sFile)
File or directory does not exist

this is because the file is a symlink to another file that doesn't exist 
(maybe because i haven't compiled gambas2 from sources yet), so Exist 
says the file is there but when opening it, the symlink is resolved and 
there is an error.
this may be irritating.

developers, do you think it's necessary to do something here? (maybe 
Exist(sPath AS String, bFollowSymlinks AS Boolean) ?)


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