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Closes a file handle obtained by fileCreate or fileOpen.


bool fileClose ( file theFile )

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Method: file:close(...)

Required Arguments

  • theFile: The file handle to close.


Returns true if successful, false otherwise.


This example creates a text file and writes a string to it.

local newFile = fileCreate("test.txt")                -- attempt to create a new file
if newFile then                                       -- check if the creation succeeded
    fileWrite(newFile, "This is a test file!")        -- write a text line
    fileClose(newFile)                                -- close the file once you're done with it

It is important to remember to close a file after you've finished all your operations on it, especially if you've been writing to the file. If you don't close a file and your resource crashes, all changes to the file may be lost.

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