R.H. wrote: > The similar or same problem as you have: I want to delete the text > file. The command I issue is "detele file <pathname>". The error it > returns: "Can't delete file".
LC's result will tell you only the general fact that a file I/O operation failed, but not why.
The syserror() function will tell you why, delivering the specific integer code for the error the OS reported back to LC.
Establishing a habit of always including a call to sysError when reporting a non-empty result will save you countless hours of diagnostic time, e.g.:
delete file tFile if the result is not empty then answer the result &" ("& sysError() &")" end if -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web ____________________________________________________________________ ambassa...@fourthworld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode