# FileContent¶

Represents the contents of a file. You can obtain an instance of this class using VolumeFile:READALL.

Internally this class stores raw data (a byte array). It can be passed around as is, for example this will copy a file:

SET CONTENTS TO OPEN("filename"):READALL.
SET NEWFILE TO CREATE("newfile").
NEWFILE:WRITE(CONTENTS).


You can parse the contents to read them as a string:

SET CONTENTS_AS_STRING TO OPEN("filename"):READALL:STRING.
// do something with a string:
PRINT CONTENTS_AS_STRING:CONTAINS("test").


Instances of this class can be iterated over. In each iteration step a single line of the file will be read.

structure FileContent
Members
Suffix Type Description
LENGTH scalar File length (in bytes)
EMPTY boolean True if the file is empty
TYPE String Type of the content
STRING String Contents of the file decoded using UTF-8 encoding
ITERATOR Iterator Iterates over the lines of a file

Note

This type is serializable.

FileContent:LENGTH
Type: scalar Get only

Length of the file.

FileContent:EMPTY
Type: boolean Get only

True if the file is empty

FileContent:TYPE
Access: Get only String

Type of the content as a string. Can be one of the following:

TOOSHORT
Content too short to establish a type
ASCII
A file containing ASCII text, like the result of a LOG command.
KSM
A type of file containing KerboMachineLanguage compiled code, that was created from the COMPILE command.
BINARY
Any other type of file.
FileContent:STRING
Access: Get only String

Contents of the file decoded using UTF-8 encoding

FileContent:ITERATOR
Access: Get only Iterator

Iterates over the lines of a file