File time and size



  • On 23/05/2018 at 23:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   R19 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   Mac OSX  ; 
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

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    Hi,

    I am using BrowseFiles to iterate over the files in a directory and get each file's creation / modification time as well as the file's size in order to built up some kind of caching.

    Later on, when I am -from within the plugin- writing (or reading) a file from that directory I want to update the cache. But to obtain the file's time and size I need to create a BrowseFiles, initialize it with the directory, and scan the whole directory until I reach the file with the filename I just saved, in order to use the GetFileTime() and GetSize().

    I did find that BaseFile provides a GetLength() method, but I am missing the most important one, which is to get the file's modification time. Is there any other solution besides using BrowseFiles?

    Just to complete the background information: FileMonitor is of no use to me in this project, since the caching is meant to be used over different sessions of Cinema 4D. I also don't need to remain in sync in real-time. Only need to sync when accessing a file which is potentially updated, which is why I prefer to use the scenario of checking the file's modification time.



  • On 24/05/2018 at 06:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Hi,

    LocalFileTime in combination with GeGetFileTime() is what you are looking for (LocalFileTime manual).



  • On 24/05/2018 at 07:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks Andreas,

    And I thought I had read all there was to read.

    Apologies for not reading the LocalFileTime manual in more details.
    It would have avoided the question in the first place. Sorry!



  • On 24/05/2018 at 07:32, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    No worries. To be totally honest, although I had written these manuals, Sebastian had to remind me of these functions... 😉


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