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Work with files programmatically (read, write, copy, rename, and so on).
Background
Caché ObjectScript, MVBasic, and Caché Basic provide commands for working with files and other devices.
Available Tools
In addition, InterSystems provides the following tools:
%File class
Represents disk files and provides utility methods for working with files, directories, and drives. This class includes instance methods like the following:
And it also contains class methods like the following:
Note that this class is a fairly simple wrapper around the Caché file commands. For simply reading or writing to a file, it is suggested that you use the file stream classes. These open the file using the correct mode automatically in order to read or write to the file and thus are simpler to use.
Availability: All namespaces.
Ensemble file adapters
Enable an Ensemble production to read and write files. See Using File Adapters with Ensemble.
These adapters are included automatically in many Ensemble specialized business host classes.
Availability: All Ensemble-enabled namespaces.
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