19.0.0 released Nov 08, 2023
Stat file

Purpose: Get information about a file.

stat-file <file> \
    size | type | path | name \
    to [ define ] <variable>

stat-file gets information about <file>, which is either the full path of a file or directory, or a name relative to the application home directory (see how-vely-works).

Clause "size" will store file's size in bytes to <variable>, or it will be VV_ERR_FAILED (if operation failed, likely because file does not exist or you have no permissions to access it).

Clause "type" will store file's type to number <variable>, and it can be either VV_FILE (if it's a file) or VV_DIR (if it's a directory) or VV_ERR_FAILED (if operation failed, likely because file does not exist or you have no permissions to access it).

Clause "path" gets the fully resolved path of the <file> (including symbolic links), and "name" is the name (a basename, without the path). The results of both "path" and "name" clauses are allocated memory. If path cannot be resolved, then <variable> is an empty string.
Examples
To get file size in variable "sz", which is created here:
stat-file "/home/user/file" size to define sz

To determine if the object is a file or a directory:
stat-file "/home/user/some_name" type to define what
if (what == VV_FILE) {
   @It's a file!
} else if (what == VV_DIR) {
   @It's a directory!
} else {
   @Doesn't exist!
}

Get the fully resolved path of a file to string variable "fp", which is created here.
stat-file "../file" path to define fp

See also
Files
close-file  
copy-file  
delete-file  
file-position  
file-storage  
file-uploading  
lock-file  
open-file  
read-file  
read-line  
rename-file  
stat-file  
temporary-file  
uniq-file  
unlock-file  
write-file    
See all
documentation


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