IDL

CLOSE

CLOSE

The CLOSE procedure closes the file units specified as arguments. All open files are also closed when IDL exits.

Examples


If file units 1 and 3 are open, they can both be closed at the same time by entering the command:

CLOSE, 1, 3

Syntax


CLOSE[, Unit1, ..., Unitn] [, /ALL] [, EXIT_STATUS=variable] [, /FILE] [, /FORCE]

Arguments


Uniti

The IDL file units to close.

Keywords


ALL

Set this keyword to close all open file units. In addition, any file units that were allocated via GET_LUN are freed.

EXIT_STATUS

Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain the exit status reported by a UNIX child process started via the UNIT keyword to SPAWN. This value is the exit value reported by the process by calling EXIT, and is analogous to the value returned by $? under most UNIX shells. If used with any other type of file, 0 is returned. EXIT_STATUS is not allowed in conjunction with the ALL or FILE keywords.

FILE

Set this keyword to close all file units from 1 to 99. File units greater than 99, which are associated with the GET_LUN and FREE_LUN procedures, are not affected.

FORCE

Overrides the IDL file output buffer and forces the file to be closed no matter what errors occur in the process.

IDL buffers file output for performance reasons. If it is not possible to properly flush this data when a file close is requested, an error is normally issued and the file remains open. An example of this might be that your disk does not have room to write the remaining data. This default behavior prevents data from being lost. To override it and force the file to be closed no matter what errors occur in the process, specify FORCE.

Version History


Original

Introduced

See Also


OPENR/OPENU/OPENW



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