Creating files/folders

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Oct 5 15:58:27 CDT 2012


I tried sysError() instead. It gives me 13 (for folder creation). It might be different for files. Now have fun parsing what that means! Jacque actually had something along these lines. A function that returned the textual equivalent of a system error? 

Bob


On Oct 5, 2012, at 1:25 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> Sorry I should have been more specific.  The result just says something
> like "Can't create file" or some such generic message - I'm looking for
> something more specific as to why it couldn't be created.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>>> If I "open file <filepath>" for write" and the file doesn't exist LC
>>> creates it.  But what happens if an error occurs? For example, the file
>>> path includes a folder that doesn't exist, or permissions don't allow the
>>> file to be created.  I know the file doesn't get created but how do I
>> check
>>> for an error?
>>> 
>>> Similarly with "create folder <pathtofolder>", how do I check for errors?
>> 
>> Shouldn't any such thing be in "the result"?  It has for things I've
>> wanted, unless returned as a value from a function.
>> 
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