In Independent routines§

See primary documentation in context for sub spurt

multi spurt(IO() $path|c)

The $path can be any object with an IO method that returns an IO::Path object. Calls IO::Path.spurt on the $path, forwarding any of the remaining arguments.

In IO::Path§

See primary documentation in context for method spurt

method spurt(IO::Path:D: $data:$enc:$append:$createonly)

Opens the path for writing, and writes all of the $data into it. File will be closed afterwards. Will fail if it cannot succeed for any reason. The $data can be any Cool type or any Blob type. Arguments are as follows:

  • :$enc — character encoding of the data. Takes same values as :$enc in Defaults to utf8. Ignored if $data is a Blob.

  • :$append — open the file in append mode, preserving existing contents, and appending data to the end of the file.

  • :$createonlyfail if the file already exists.

method spurt(IO::Path:D:)

As of the 2020.12 release of the Rakudo compiler, it is also possible to call the spurt method without any data. This will either create an empty file, or will truncate any existing file at the given path.

In IO::Handle§

See primary documentation in context for method spurt

multi method spurt(IO::Handle:D: Blob $data:$close = False)
multi method spurt(IO::Handle:D: Cool $data:$close = False)

Writes all of the $data into the filehandle, closing it when finished, if $close is True. For Cool $data, will use the encoding the handle is set to use ( or IO::Handle.encoding).

Behavior for spurting a Cool when the handle is in binary mode or spurting a Blob when the handle is NOT in binary mode is undefined.