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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition by Brent B. Welch

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The file Command

The file command provides several ways to check the status of files in the file system. For example, you can find out if a file exists, what type of file it is, and other file attributes. There are facilities for manipulating files in a platform-independent manner. Table 9-2 provides a summary of the various forms of the file command. They are described in more detail later. Note that the split, join, and pathtype operations were added in Tcl 7.5. The copy, delete, mkdir, and rename operations were added in Tcl 7.6. The attributes operation was added in Tcl 8.0

Table 9-2. The file command options.
file atime nameReturns access time as a decimal string.
file attributes name ?option? ?value? ...Queries or sets file attributes. (Tcl ...

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