DB provides quite a few commands for basic file operations. The commands can be divided into three groups.
Although you can use the PERFORM CHECKLIST FOR FILES command to get a list of files, DB provides another means to retrieve file information. These commands give you a little more information than the PERFORM CHECKLIST FOR FILES command; therefore, they are treated a little differently.
The FIND FIRST command locates the first file of the current directory. If the command succeeds, it fills the appropriate information into the GET FILENAME$, GET FILE DATE$, and GET FILE TYPE commands. This command should always be successful because ...