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FileExist : Wildcards supported or not?

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I need to use FileExists to check if a directory exists and create it if doesn't.I thought that if the user inputs an invalid folder name,it would return false.

But it's not the case.

Example:

MsgBox(0,0,FileExists("C:\**Windows***?"))

Is that the desired behavior?If yes,is there a way to detect if a file exists WITHOUT wildcard support?

Thanks for the attention.

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FileExists() does not support wildcards. FileFindFirst() does though, and you can check for a folder that way.

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FileExists() does not support wildcards. FileFindFirst() does though, and you can check for a folder that way.

Have you read my post?Test the script and see if it does not.

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To check if folder exists, use this:

$iRet = _PathIsFolder("c:\*Windows*")

MsgBox(0, "", $iRet)

Func _PathIsFolder($sPath)
    Return Not StringInStr(FileGetAttrib($sPath), "D") = 0
EndFunc

 

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

@evilertoaster: FileExists() accepts wildcards, as most File*() functions do.

@danielkza: FileExists("C:\**Windows***?") do exists on most computers, "C:\**Windows***?" could be "C:\Windows\twunk_32.exe", remember a * could be anything! :D

Edited by monoceres

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@evilertoaster: FileExists() accepts wildcards, as most File*() functions do.

I see that...

I need to use FileExists to check if a directory exists and create it if doesn't

I guess I dont see why you NEED to use FileExists() for this...

is there a way to detect if a file exists WITHOUT wildcard support?

So... you're saying you want a function that does not work with wildcards, but that the function needs to be FileExists()... I don't know what to say here, Sorry... I withdraw my previous post I guess.

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I see that...

I guess I dont see why you NEED to use FileExists() for this...

So... you're saying you want a function that does not work with wildcards, but that the function needs to be FileExists()... I don't know what to say here, Sorry... I withdraw my previous post I guess.

I think i'll just use a validation function using StringRegExp and then use FileExists.

Thanks everybody for the help.

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