Create file

Command group Flag affected Reversible Execute on client Platform(s)
External commands YES NO NO Windows,Linux


Create file (pathReturns err-code


Note: The flag is set according to whether Omnis was able to make a call to this external command.

This command creates the file specified in path. Every directory or folder in path must already exist. Create file does not create directories or folders.

When constructing the path to a file or folder, you can use sys(9) to insert the correct path delimiter for the current platform: \ (back-slash) on Windows, or / (forward-slash) for Unix and 64-bit macOS (: colon on 32-bit macOS). In addition, you can use sys(115) to return the full pathname of the folder containing the Omnis executable, including the terminating path separator, which might be useful to reference files in the Omnis tree.

It returns an error code (See Error Codes), or zero if no error occurs.


Calculate lPathname as con(sys(115),'MyNewFile.txt')
; create the new file in the root of your omnis tree
Create file (lPathname) Returns lErrCode