Overview of the FileTools Package - Maple Programming Help

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Overview of the FileTools Package

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

Description

 • The FileTools package is a collection of file manipulation utilities.
 • The FileTools package contains three subpackages: Text, Binary, and Compressed, as well as other commands that can be applied to files.
 • Text files contain certain formatting concepts that do not apply to binary data (for example, lines and newline characters).  Also, the data in a text file is represented using characters.  In Maple, the internal representation is converted to a string and then written.  For more information, see the Text module help page.
 • The data in a binary file is written to disk using a binary representation. Currently, this means that only hardware data types, integers, and floats can be written using the Binary module. For more information, see the Binary module help page.
 • Each command in the FileTools package 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 package is a module, it is also possible to use the form FileTools:-command to access a command from the package. For more information, see Module Members.

List of FileTools Subpackages

 • The Text subpackage contains commands specific for manipulating text files.
 • The Binary subpackage contains commands for working with files of binary data.
 • The Compressed subpackage contains commands for the creation, reading, and writing of compressed files.

List of FileTools Package Commands

List of FileTools[Text] Module Commands

List of FileTools[Binary] Module Commands

List of FileTools[Compressed] Module Commands

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

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