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FileType(path)

Last updated July 24, 2001

author

Rob Brooks-Bilson

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: FileSysLib

Description:
Returns a string corresponding to the type of file specified. Because this function uses COM, it is only supported in the Windows version of ColdFusion.

Return Values:
Returns a string.

Example:

<CFSET TheFile = "c:\winnt\notepad.exe">
<CFOUTPUT>
The file #TheFile# is a(n) <I>#FileType(TheFile)#</I>.
</CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
path Absolute or relative path to the specified file. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Returns a string corresponding to the type of file specified. (Windows only)
 * 
 * @param path 	 Absolute or relative path to the specified file. 
 * @return Returns a string. 
 * @author Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com) 
 * @version 1.0, July 24, 2001 
 */
function FileType(path)
{
  Var fso  = CreateObject("COM", "Scripting.FileSystemObject");
  Var theFile = fso.GetFile(path);
  Return theFile.Type;
}
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