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IO::File(3)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide		   IO::File(3)

       IO::File - supply object methods for filehandles

	   use IO::File;

	   $fh = new IO::File;
	   if ($fh->open("< file")) {
	       print <$fh>;

	   $fh = new IO::File "> file";
	   if (defined $fh) {
	       print $fh "bar\n";

	   $fh = new IO::File "file", "r";
	   if (defined $fh) {
	       print <$fh>;
	       undef $fh;	# automatically closes the file

	   $fh = new IO::File "file", O_WRONLY|O_APPEND;
	   if (defined $fh) {
	       print $fh "corge\n";

	       $pos = $fh->getpos;

	       undef $fh;	# automatically closes the file

	   autoflush STDOUT 1;

       "IO::File" inherits from "IO::Handle" and "IO::Seekable". It extends
       these classes with methods that are specific to file handles.

       new ( FILENAME [,MODE [,PERMS]] )
	   Creates an "IO::File".  If it receives any parameters, they are
	   passed to the method "open"; if the open fails, the object is
	   destroyed.  Otherwise, it is returned to the caller.

	   Creates an "IO::File" opened for read/write on a newly created
	   temporary file.  On systems where this is possible, the temporary
	   file is anonymous (i.e. it is unlinked after creation, but held
	   open).  If the temporary file cannot be created or opened, the
	   "IO::File" object is destroyed.  Otherwise, it is returned to the

       open( FILENAME [,MODE [,PERMS]] )
       open( FILENAME, IOLAYERS )
	   "open" accepts one, two or three parameters.	 With one parameter,
	   it is just a front end for the built-in "open" function.  With two
	   or three parameters, the first parameter is a filename that may
	   include whitespace or other special characters, and the second
	   parameter is the open mode, optionally followed by a file
	   permission value.

	   If "IO::File::open" receives a Perl mode string (">", "+<", etc.)
	   or an ANSI C fopen() mode string ("w", "r+", etc.), it uses the
	   basic Perl "open" operator (but protects any special characters).

	   If "IO::File::open" is given a numeric mode, it passes that mode
	   and the optional permissions value to the Perl "sysopen" operator.
	   The permissions default to 0666.

	   If "IO::File::open" is given a mode that includes the ":"
	   character, it passes all the three arguments to the three-argument
	   "open" operator.

	   For convenience, "IO::File" exports the O_XXX constants from the
	   Fcntl module, if this module is available.

       binmode( [LAYER] )
	   "binmode" sets "binmode" on the underlying "IO" object, as
	   documented in "perldoc -f binmode".

	   "binmode" accepts one optional parameter, which is the layer to be
	   passed on to the "binmode" call.

       Some operating systems may perform  "IO::File::new()" or
       "IO::File::open()" on a directory without errors.  This behavior is not
       portable and not suggested for use.  Using "opendir()" and "readdir()"
       or "IO::Dir" are suggested instead.

       perlfunc, "I/O Operators" in perlop, IO::Handle, IO::Seekable, IO::Dir

       Derived from by Graham Barr <>.

perl v5.10.1			  2009-02-12			   IO::File(3)

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