Detailed File Information for One File
roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Fri Apr 27 07:46:18 EDT 2018
If you have the path and filename, you could create a subfolder "temp" just for the purpose of reading the details of a single file.
## THIS IS NOT A SCRIPT -- LOL
move the file into "temp".
get the detailed fiiles.
move the file from "temp" back to where you got it from.
From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> on behalf of Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:25:50 PM
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Cc: Richard Gaskin
Subject: Re: Detailed File Information for One File
Bob Sneidar wrote:
> I can't find anything on the forums, which is par for the course, evwn
> though I know it's been discussed. Is there an LC way to get details
> about a file without shelling out to do it? I need to get the last
> modified date of a file so I can check to see if I need to update the
> version in a database when importing it. I would very much NOT like
> having to get the detailed files of a folder and filter for the file I
> am looking for as I already have a path to the actual file, and a
> folder may contain a lot of files.
I do not believe this has been implemented yet:
That said, wasteful as "the detailed files" is it's probably more
efficient in most cases than the overhead of initing a shell session.
I've had good performance even in directories with tens of thousands of
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