A File object represents the name of a local file:
A file can be opened for reading or writing, using the
open_w methods, respectively:
var file = File("file.txt") # File object var fh = file.open_r # FileHandle object say fh.lines # read the lines into an Array
Creating a new file:
var fh = File("newfile.txt").open_w fh.say("foo") # write a newline to the file fh.close # close the filehandle
A File abstracts an entity on the filesystem by name; a FileHandle abstracts a file descriptor in memory.
File("file.txt").read # read the content of a file as a String (UTF-8) File("file.txt").read(:raw) # read the content of a file as a String (RAW)
See the FileHandle documentation for more information.