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Exists

  

determine if a file exists in the file system or in the Workbook

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Compatibility

Calling Sequence

Exists(file)

Parameters

file

-

filename, the file descriptor of an open file or Workbook URI

Description

• 

The Exists(file) command checks the file system for a specified file. If the file exists, Exists returns true; otherwise, it returns false.

• 

If the file parameter is a Workbook URI, then the existence check is performed in a specified Workbook.

Examples

Working with files

FileToolsTextWriteFilefile,data

4

(1)

FileToolsExistsfile

true

(2)

FileToolsExistsdoesnotexist

false

(3)

FileToolsRemovefile

Working with Workbook

FileToolsExistsmaple://Start.maple/Start

true

(4)

FileToolsExistsmaple://Start.maple/Images/NewDocument.png

true

(5)

FileToolsExistsmaple://Start.maple/Entry that does not exist

false

(6)

Compatibility

• 

The FileTools[Exists] command was updated in Maple 2016.

See Also

file_types

FileTools

FileTools[IsDirectory]

FileTools[IsExecutable]

FileTools[IsReadable]

FileTools[IsWritable]

FileTools[ModificationTime]

FileTools[Remove]

FileTools[Size]

FileTools[Status]

FileTools[Text][Close]

FileTools[Text][WriteString]

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