Overview of the FileTools[Text] Subpackage - Maple Programming Help

Overview of the FileTools[Text] Subpackage

 Calling Sequence FileTools[Text][command](arguments) command(arguments)

Description

 • The FileTools[Text] subpackage is a collection of text file manipulation utilities.  These commands allow the creation, reading, and writing of files using text format.
 • Text files represent data by converting the Maple representation into strings and then writing the strings to the file.  As well, text files can contain formatting information in the form of newlines.
 • Text file formats vary with platform.  The major incompatibility is that Windows, UNIX, and Macintosh all have different representations for newline characters.  To accommodate this when reading a text file, Maple recognizes all three newline representations as a valid newline.  When writing, Maple uses the native newline character to represent newlines.  The FileTools[Text] commands recognize a newline character in a file and return it as "\\n", even for multibyte newline representations.
 • Each command in the FileTools[Text] subpackage can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.
 As the underlying implementation of the FileTools[Text] subpackage is a module, it is also possible to use the form FileTools[Text]:-command to access a command from the package. For more information,  see Module Members.

List of FileTools[Text] Commands

 To display the help page for a particular FileTools[Text] command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.