[Haskell-cafe] Filesystem access
blancolioni at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 17:14:56 EDT 2007
I don't use Haskell on Windows, but if you go to
you'll find a package called System.Win32.File, which has these functions:
The first has all sorts of attributes in it, the second has a field for
length. Maybe these will do what you want.
On 6/21/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Andrea Rossato wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 09:19:51PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> >> OK, a few questions...
> >> 1. Is there *any* way to determine how large a file is *without*
> opening it?
> >> The only library function I can find to do with file sizes is
> >> obviously this only works for files that you have permission to open!
> > System.Posix.Files
> > fileSize
> Does that *work* on Windoze?
> Wait, hang on a sec... No, it doesn't. The module doesn't even exist.
> (I was half-expecting it might work. GHC does currently run in a Unix
> >> 2. Is there any way to discover Windoze-style "attributes" for files?
> >> (Read-only, archive, system, hidden, et al.)
> > The module before, if I understand correctlu.
> No, AFAIK the archive attribute doesn't even exist on POSIX. It's a
> Windoze-specific thang.
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