Methods

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Methods

dirCreate
Creates a new directory.
dirGetParent
Returns an object representing the parent directory.
dirRemove
Removes a directory.
dirRename
Renames the specified directory.
copy
Makes a copy of the specified file.
diskSpaceAvailable
Returns the amount of disk space available in bytes.
exists
Returns a boolean value indicating whether the specified file exists or not.
execute
Queues a file for executing as part of the installation process.
isDirectory
Returns a boolean value indicating whether an object is a directory.
isFile
Returns a boolean value indicating whether an object is a file.
modDate
Returns a number representing the last modified date of the given file.
modDateChanged
Specifies whether the last modification on a file is older than a specified date
move
Moves a file from one location to another.
remove
Removes a file.
rename
Renames a file in place.
size
Returns the size of the file in bytes.
windowsShortcut
Creates a windows shortcut for a file.
macAlias
Creates a macintosh alias for a file.
windowsGetShortName
Returns the windows shortname of the path.
windowsRegisterServer
Registers DLLs with the registry.

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