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package ioutil

import "io/ioutil"

Package ioutil implements some I/O utility functions.

Index

Examples

Package Files

ioutil.go tempfile.go

Variables

var Discard io.Writer = devNull(0)

Discard is an io.Writer on which all Write calls succeed without doing anything.

func NopCloser Uses

func NopCloser(r io.Reader) io.ReadCloser

NopCloser returns a ReadCloser with a no-op Close method wrapping the provided Reader r.

func ReadAll Uses

func ReadAll(r io.Reader) ([]byte, error)

ReadAll reads from r until an error or EOF and returns the data it read. A successful call returns err == nil, not err == EOF. Because ReadAll is defined to read from src until EOF, it does not treat an EOF from Read as an error to be reported.

Code:play 

r := strings.NewReader("Go is a general-purpose language designed with systems programming in mind.")

b, err := ioutil.ReadAll(r)
if err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

fmt.Printf("%s", b)

Output:

Go is a general-purpose language designed with systems programming in mind.

func ReadDir Uses

func ReadDir(dirname string) ([]os.FileInfo, error)

ReadDir reads the directory named by dirname and returns a list of directory entries sorted by filename.

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files, err := ioutil.ReadDir(".")
if err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

for _, file := range files {
    fmt.Println(file.Name())
}

func ReadFile Uses

func ReadFile(filename string) ([]byte, error)

ReadFile reads the file named by filename and returns the contents. A successful call returns err == nil, not err == EOF. Because ReadFile reads the whole file, it does not treat an EOF from Read as an error to be reported.

func TempDir Uses

func TempDir(dir, prefix string) (name string, err error)

TempDir creates a new temporary directory in the directory dir with a name beginning with prefix and returns the path of the new directory. If dir is the empty string, TempDir uses the default directory for temporary files (see os.TempDir). Multiple programs calling TempDir simultaneously will not choose the same directory. It is the caller's responsibility to remove the directory when no longer needed.

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content := []byte("temporary file's content")
dir, err := ioutil.TempDir("", "example")
if err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

defer os.RemoveAll(dir) // clean up

tmpfn := filepath.Join(dir, "tmpfile")
if err := ioutil.WriteFile(tmpfn, content, 0666); err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

func TempFile Uses

func TempFile(dir, prefix string) (f *os.File, err error)

TempFile creates a new temporary file in the directory dir with a name beginning with prefix, opens the file for reading and writing, and returns the resulting *os.File. If dir is the empty string, TempFile uses the default directory for temporary files (see os.TempDir). Multiple programs calling TempFile simultaneously will not choose the same file. The caller can use f.Name() to find the pathname of the file. It is the caller's responsibility to remove the file when no longer needed.

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content := []byte("temporary file's content")
tmpfile, err := ioutil.TempFile("", "example")
if err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

defer os.Remove(tmpfile.Name()) // clean up

if _, err := tmpfile.Write(content); err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}
if err := tmpfile.Close(); err != nil {
    log.Fatal(err)
}

func WriteFile Uses

func WriteFile(filename string, data []byte, perm os.FileMode) error

WriteFile writes data to a file named by filename. If the file does not exist, WriteFile creates it with permissions perm; otherwise WriteFile truncates it before writing.

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