LassoScript Utility
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Tag Link [File_GetLineCount] Category File
Type Substitution Source Available No
Support Preferred Version 5.0
Change Unchanged Data Source Any
Output Type Integer Security Tag, File
Implementation LCAPI Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0, Lasso 6.0, Lasso 5.0, Lasso 3.x


[File_GetLineCount] returns the number of lines in a file. Accepts one parameter, the name of the file to be inspected.

An optional keyword/value parameter -FileEndOfLine specifies what character represents the end of lines within the file. It is important to use the same end of line character that was used when the file was created. The following are the defaults for platforms which Lasso has supported.
- Mac OS X: '\n'
- Windows: '\r\n'
- Mac OS 9 or Earlier: '\r'

The file tags are protected by four different permissions. The user must have permission for all of the following in order to use this tag:
- Permission to use the tag itself.
- Permission to perform the file operation.
- Permission to work in the directory which contains the files.
- The filename extensions of the files which are being worked with must be allowed in Lasso Administration.


[File_GetLineCountFile Name]

[File_GetLineCountFile Name,
  -FileEndOfLine=End of Line Character]


Required Parameters
File Name The name of the file to be checked.
Optional Parameters
-FileEndOfLine The end of line character.


To display the number of lines in a file:

Use the [File_GetLineCount] tag. The following example inspects a file named myfile.txt from the root of the Web serving folder.

[File_GetLineCount: '/myfile.txt']