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Programming ColdFusion by Rob Brooks-Bilson

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Name

CFFILE

Synopsis

<CFFILE>

Operates on files on the ColdFusion server. The action taken depends on the ACTION attribute. Append appends additional text to the end of a file. Copy copies a file from one location to another. Delete deletes a file from the server. Move moves a file from one location to another. Read reads a text file and stores the contents in a variable. ReadBinary reads a binary file and stores the object in a variable. Rename renames a file on the server. Upload uploads a file from a form submission. Write writes a text or binary file to the server.

Attributes

ACTION=" action "

The action to be performed by the CFFILE tag. Required. Possible actions are: Append, Copy, Delete, Move, Read, ReadBinary, Rename, Upload, and Write.

FILE=" filename "

The full path to the file to be operated on. Required for Append, Delete, Read, ReadBinary, and Write.

FILEFIELD=" form_field "

The name of the submitted form-field (without pound signs) that contains the selected file. Required for Upload.

SOURCE=" filename "

The full path to the current location of the file. Required for Copy, Move, and Rename.

DESTINATION=" filename "

The full path to the new location of the file. Required for Copy, Move, Rename, and Upload. If you don’t include a filename, you must use a trailing slash. On Windows servers, use the backslash (\). On Unix servers, use the forward slash (/).

OUTPUT=" content "

The text to be appended to the file for Append or the content to store in the file ...

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