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Hi
before creating a folder with DirCreate, i want to verify if the input path is a valid directory path and not a file path.
As long as the file does not exist yet, it is not possible to use FileGetAttrib to discriminate .
How can i do this ?

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Jos because using DirCreate with a file path create a directory with a file name like  toto.csv,
and so there is no failure.

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Nine, FileExists () is for directories or files that are already exist, here, as i said, i want to verify before creating the directory

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2 minutes ago, ericire said:

FileExists () is for directories or files that are already exist, here i want to verify before creating the directory

Wrong read help file :

Return Value

Success: 1.
Failure: 0 if path/file does not exist.

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yes, so how can i use fileExist before creating a folder since it will tell me systematically that this folder does not exist ?

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How will you determine that what the user wants to create for a folder name is a file path or a directory name? What is your criteria?


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A directory name with a dot in it is a valid path.  DirCreate will not create a file, only a directories.  See the example below.  No file is created.  

Global $sDir = "Dir1\Dir2\Dir.csv" ;Dir.csv is a directory, not a file.  
If Not DirCreate($sDir) Then Exit 1

Now if you want to restrict directory names, more so than Windows, that is another thing.  

 

Adam

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This "WiFi_Configuration Ver 3.6" is a valid directory name, and a real one on my computer. This isn't a file, and there's no way you're going to be able to differentiate between a file name and a directory name using a criteria of "if it has a dot and something after it, it's a file name"


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Hi AdamUl



the problem is that dircreate will inevitably create a folder named Dir.csv

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An Isfile or isdirectory function would not matter as a dot is a valid character in a directory name.  If you are just worried about "extensions," then you can do something like this.  This will work with a path with an "extension" or not.  

Global $sDir = "Dir1\Dir2\Dir.csv"
$sDir = StringRegExpReplace($sDir, "\.[^.]*$", "")  
If Not DirCreate($sDir) Then Exit 1

 

Adam

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@ericire Wrong answer!

Local $aPath = [@ScriptName, ".", "C:\", "H:\MyFolder.special.version 1.2.3.4"]

For $s In $aPath
    _WhatIsPath($s)
Next

Func _WhatIsPath($sPath)
Local $ret = FileGetAttrib($sPath)
ConsoleWrite('"' & $ret & '"' & @CRLF)
    Select
        Case $ret = ""
            MsgBox(0, "Result", $sPath & " doesn't exist yet." & @LF & "It *may be* OK to create that directory.")
        Case StringInStr($ret, "D")
            MsgBox(0, "Result", $sPath & " is already a directory with attributes " & $ret & @LF & "No need to create it.")
        Case Else
            MsgBox(0, "Result", $sPath & " is an existing file with attributes " & $ret & @LF & "Can't create a directory with this name.")
    EndSelect
EndFunc

I wonder if you ever read the answer you got here.

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SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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thanks jchd
 but that does not answer the initial question of how to distinguish a file path from a folder path before creating it

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The simple answer is, you can't


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Posted (edited)

yes i can just prohibit the point in the last element of the path or filter it as proposed by AdamUL
thanks to all 😉

 

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