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Checks if file on given path exists. Uses same path resolve code as loadFile.
Absolute paths are not supported, such as those generated using getMissionPath. Attempting to check an absolute path will result in this error in RPT logs: Invalid path (only relative paths supported): 'C:\...'
Program Flow


fileExists path
path: String - Path to file
Return Value:
Boolean - true if it exists, otherwise false


Example 1:
fileExists "\a3\mySuperPath\bestFileEver.paa"; // returns false
Example 2:
private _path = "a3\functions_f_mp_mark\revive\"; if (fileExists _path) then { loadFile _path } else { diag_log format ["File (%1) does not exist!", _path] };
Example 3:
// Sometimes it might be better to check if a file exists instead of checking if path is empty ("") private _class = "ModuleObjectiveRaceFinish_F"; private _picture = getText (configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _class >> "editorPreview"); if !(fileExists _picture) then { _picture = getText (configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _class >> "portrait") }; if !(fileExists _picture) then { _picture = getText (configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _class >> "icon") }; if !(fileExists _picture) then { _picture = getText (configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _class >> "picture") }; if !(fileExists _picture) then { systemChat "No valid picture found!" } else { systemChat _picture };

Additional Information

See also:
loadFile preprocessFile preprocessFileLineNumbers


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Leopard20 - c
Posted on Jan 01, 2022 - 16:29 (UTC)
Returns true for empty strings: fileExists ""; // true