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File Namespace

The file namespace contains functions that interact with files and folders on the clients system.

You can access these functions via:




Creates a directory on the clients system. (Any sub-directories upto the end folder that are not present will also be created.)

bool ashita.file.create_dir(path);

  • Parameters
    • path - (string) The full path to create.
  • Returns
    • bool - True on success, false otherwise.



Determines if the given path exists.

bool ashita.file.dir_exists(path);

  • Parameters
    • path - (string) The full path to check.
  • Returns
    • bool - True if the path exists, false otherwise.


Determines if the given file exists.

bool ashita.file.file_exists(file);

  • Parameters
    • file - (string) The full path to the file to check.
  • Returns
    • bool - True if the file exists, false otherwise.



Obtains and returns a directories contents.

bool ashita.file.get_dir(root, mask, subs);

  • Parameters
    • root - (string) The path to the directory to obtain the contents of.
    • mask - (string) The mask to use while obtaining the contents. (Optional, default is '*'.)
    • subs - (bool) True if sub-directories are included in the results, false otherwise. (Optional, default is false.)
  • Returns
    • table - The results on success, nil otherwise.

If only the root path is given to this function, it will return a table containing a list of folders found within the given directory. If a mask is given, the function will instead return any file/folder that matches the mask given.


Obtains the install path to a given Square Enix entity.

string ashita.file.get_install_dir(langId, entityId);

  • Parameters
    • langId - (number) The language id used for the proper PlayOnline registry key to lookup within.
    • entityId - (number) The entity id of the Square Enix product to lookup the install path to.
  • Returns
    • string - The path to the entity if found, nil otherwise.

Language Ids:
 0 - Default (Use the default language of the current loaded client.
 1 - Japanese (Looks up registry information within PlayOnline.)
 2 - English (Looks up registry information within PlayOnlineUS.)
 3 - European (Looks up registry information within PlayOnlineEU.)

Square Enix Entity Ids:
 0 - PlayOnline
 1 - Final Fantasy XI
 2 - Final Fantasy XI (Test Server)
 3 - Tetra Master

addons/functions/file.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/22 00:10 (external edit)