getfstat


Purpose
Get the status (type and access mode) of a file or directory.
Synopsis
function getfstat(filename:string|text):integer
Argument
filename 
Name (and path) of the file or directory to check
Return value
Bit encoded type and mode of the given file.
Example
The following determines whether ftest is a directory and if it is writable:
fstat:= getfstat("ftest") 
if bittest(fstat, SYS_TYP)=SYS_DIR 
then writeln("ftest is a directory")
end-if
if bittest(fstat, SYS_WRITE)=SYS_WRITE
then writeln("ftest is writeable")
end-if 
Further information
The returned status type may be decoded using the constant mask SYS_TYP (the types are exclusive). Possible values are:
SYS_DIR 
Directory
SYS_REG 
Regular file
SYS_OTH 
Special file (device, pipe...)
The access mode may be decoded using the constant mask SYS_MOD (the access modes are additive). Possible values are:
SYS_READ 
Can be read
SYS_WRITE 
Can be modified
SYS_EXEC 
Is executable

Module
mmsystem


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