FileGetSize

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Returns the total size in bytes of the given file.

Syntax

int fileGetSize ( file theFile )

OOP Syntax Help! I don't understand this!

Method: file:getSize(...)
Variable: .size

Required Arguments

  • theFile: the file handle you wish to get the size of.

Returns

Returns the file size if successful, or false if an error occured (e.g. an invalid file handle was passed).

Example

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
	local size = fileGetSize(newFile)              -- get size
	if size then
		outputChatBox("Size of test.txt is: "..size, source) -- output size
        end
	fileClose(newFile)                                -- close the file once you're done with it
end

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