# module: text_file¶

text_file.py - describe any text file used by an EPICS IOC

code description
read() get a file either from the cache or from storage
items() get the cache as a set of dictionary items
keys() get the names of files in the cache
values() get the Python objects of items in the cache
remove_comments() strip out a C-style comment
FileNotFound Exception: raised when filename does not exist
_FileCache (internal) supports “load each file only once”
_TextFile (internal) superclass: common handling of text file

Example:

# filename must have all macros expanded

iocdoc.text_file.items()[source]

get the cache as a set of dictionary items

iocdoc.text_file.keys()[source]

get the names of files in the cache

iocdoc.text_file.read(filename)[source]

get a file either from the cache or from storage

Parameters: filename (str) – relative or absolute path to file

Always use filenames with all macros expanded.

Ok? filename
Ok st.cmd
Ok ./testfiles/templates/example.template
not Ok \$(SSCAN)/sscanApp/Db/scanParms.db
iocdoc.text_file.values()[source]

get the Python objects of items in the cache