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  Help Page - fdinfo

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Command fdinfo Purpose Shows information on one file or directory. Aliases fdinfo, fdi, accessfile, accfile, afi, af Syntax fdinfo [<options>] <filedir> Options -s List size in bytes. -t List type as file or directory. -m List latest modification time. -a List latest access time. -c List creation time. -n List name. If no options are specified, everything is listed. Arguments <filedir> The name or path of a file or directory, information on which is sought. Path can be relative or absolute. Name patterns are NOT allowed. (With name patterns, use the lf or mf commands instead.) We recommend using double quotes around <filedir>, because many files and directories have spaces and other special characters in their names. Stream Input Ignored. Stream Output The various file or directory information items are listed on one line in the following order. Items are separated by tabs. size type latest modification time latest access time creation time name Stream Error Any errors are listed here. Description This command accesses information on the specified file or directory. In addition to displaying the listing in stream output, it sets values for several system variables, which then can be used to do further processing of the file. If the specified <filedir> is found, information about the file or directory is made available in the following system variables. Please note that all of these variables are set irrespective of which options are specified. The options merely dictate the format of the output listing. $fexists true if file/directory exists, false otherwise. $fname File/directory name. $ftype File/directory type. Can be one of the following. f Flat file d Directory o Other $fatime Latest access time. $fctime Creation time. $fmtime Latest modification time. All times are in the format - yyyymmddhhMMss. The lower case mm is month. The upper case MM is minute. The hour (hh) is in 24 hour format. $fsize File size in bytes. If the specified <filedir> is not found, or if an error occurs, $fexists is set to false. All other system variables retain their previous values. Restrictions If the file size is too large and can not be contained in the variable of type int, the displayed (and assigned to $fsize) size will be incorrect. The sizes of directories are meaningless. So, they are always shown as 0 (zero). Security and other restrictions placed by the operating system may result in not being able to access certain files and directories. Valid Examples The following example shows if a file has been modified in the current year. We use >null in the output of the fdinfo command, because we don't want to see the file listing, we only want to compare its modification time by accessing that value in $fmtime. var str currentYear set $currentYear= { chex "4]" gettime() } fdinfo "mypage.html" >null if ($fmtime > $currentYear) echo "File mypage.html has been edited in current year." else echo "File mypage.html has NOT been edited in current year." endif The following example finds the file or directory that was modified the last in the directory "C:/myproject" . var str lastModifiedFile var str latestTime var str fileList lf -rn "*" "C:/myproject" >$fileList var str oneFile lex "1" $fileList >$oneFile # Get first file in the list. while ($oneFile <> "") do fdinfo $oneFile >null if ($fmtime > $latestTime) do set $lastModifiedFile = $fname set $latestTime = $fmtime done endif lex "1" $fileList >$oneFile # Get next file in the list. done echo "Last modified file or directory: " $lastModifiedFile ", Modification time: " $latestTime If you wish not to see directories and want to list only flat files, you can do one of the following things. - Add the condition ($ftype=="f") in the lf command. - Check if ($ftype=="f") after calling the fdinfo command. Invalid Examples fdinfo "*.txt" Will produce an error. Patterns are not allowed in this command. See Also fdset lf mf var systemvar

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