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Microsoft: FoxPro FAQ

Usefull Functions & Procedures

Function to return whether Folder/Directory is Empty by GriffMG
Posted: 19 Nov 03 (Edited 19 Nov 03)

Someone asked this question today, so I thought I'd make it a FAQ so everyone can benefit from it.

** usage ? EmptyDir("c:\apps\myfolder\*.*")
**   or  ? EmptyDir("c:\apps\myfolder\")
**   or  ? EmptyDir("c:\apps\myfolder")
** returns .t. if empty, .f. if not empty

Function EmptyDir
  parameter m.Path
  local m.flg,m.count,i
  ** test the end of the folder name and put wildcards on
  if Right(m.path,4) <> "\*.*"
     if Right(m.path,1) <> "\"
       m.Path = m.Path+"\*.*"
       m.Path = m.Path+"*.*"
  m.flg = .f.
  m.count = Adir(TmpArray,m.Path,"DHS")
  if m.count = 0
     m.flg = .t.
    ** check for the entries for folders . and ..
    m.flg = .t.
    for i = 1 to m.count
      if !(TmpArray[i,1] == "." .or. TmpArray[i,1] == "..")
         m.flg = .f.
         i = m.count

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