[Gambas-user] Checking whether a file exists
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Sun Jul 17 13:02:40 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) ?)
In revision #3940, I have added an extra optional parameter to the Exist()
function, to tell it if symbolic links must be followed or not.
It is backward compatible with the old syntax.
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