ColdFusion Append File
In the previous lesson, we wrote a file to the server using the ColdFusion
<cffile> tag. The
<cffile> tag also allows you to append a file on the server.
To append a file, you simply use
action="append" (instead of
action="write"). The contents you specify in this tag are appended to the end of the existing file. If the file doesn't already exist, it is created.
Example of Appending a File
This example declares a variable, assigns the current date and time to it, then appends the result to a file.
If required, you can use any of the following attributes:
- Specifies whether a carriage return/line feed is added to the end or not. The default is
yes. If you don't want a new line to be added, specify
- Allows you to set permissions on Unix platforms.
- Allows you to specify whether the file should be read only, hidden, or normal.
- Lets you specify the character set to use. For example, UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, UTF-16 etc