FILE_TYPE

Syntax

ft = FILE_TYPE(#channel)

ft = FILE_TYPE(‘filename’)

Location DJToolkit 1.16

This function returns the files type byte. The various types currently known to me are :

  • 0 = BASIC, CALL’able machine code, an extensions file or a DATA file.
  • 1 = EXEC’able file.
  • 2 = SROFF file used by linkers etc, a C68 Library file etc.
  • 3 = THOR hard disc directory file. (I think!)
  • 4 = A font file in The Painter
  • 5 = A pattern file in The Painter
  • 6 = A compressed MODE 4 screen in The Painter
  • 11 = A compressed MODE 8 screen in The Painter
  • 255 = Level 2 driver directory or sub-directory file, Miracle hard disc directory file.

There may be others.

EXAMPLE

1000 ft = FILE_TYPE('flp1_boot')
1010 IF ft <= 0 THEN
1020    PRINT "Error checking FILE_TYPE: " & ft
1030 ELSE
1040    PRINT "Flp1_boot's file type is " & ft & "."
1050 END IF

CROSS-REFERENCE

FILE_BACKUP, FILE_DATASPACE, FILE_LENGTH, FILE_UPDATE.