READ_FILE <file_path> TO <variable_name>: Read a file's contents.
WRITE_FILE <file_path> WITH <variable_name>: Write to a file.
DELETE_FILE <file_path>: Remove a specific file.
CHECK_FILE_EXISTS <file_path> TO <variable_name>: Check if a file exists.
Example - File Manipulation
Example 1: Read from a file and publish its content.
Read File Content The content of the file located at
/path/to/file.txtis read and stored into the
Publish File Content The
fileContentvariable is then published to the
For example, if the content of the file is "Hello, World!", this message will be published to the
Example 2: Write to a file.
Set Message The
messagevariable is set to "Hello, World!".
Write to File The
messagevariable is then written to the file located at
This could be used, for example, to store data into a file for later
File Manipulation FAQ
What types of files can I manipulate with Flux?
Flux allows you to manipulate text files, configuration files, and other small data files. It is not designed for manipulating large files or binary files.
Can I read and write to the same file multiple times?
Yes, you can read from and write to the same file multiple times using the
What happens if I try to delete a file that does not exist?
DELETE_FILE command will return an error if the file does not exist. This can be captured and handled using error events in Flux.
Is it possible to check if a file exists before performing operations on it?
Yes, you can use the
CHECK_FILE_EXISTS command to check if a file exists before performing operations on it.