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File Meta Info (legacy)

KNIME File Handling Nodes version 4.3.2.v202103021015 by KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland

This legacy file handling node has been replaced by the Files/Folders Meta Info and will become deprecated in the foreseeable future. For further information about the new file handling framework see the File Handling Guide.

This node finds out meta information about the files referenced by the URI column and appends it to the table.


URI column
Column with the path to the files.
Fail if file does not exist
Aborts execution if one of the files does not exist. Enabling this option will also enable the check for local files (see below) because file existence usually cannot be checked for remote files.
Fail execution if URI does not point to local file
Aborts execution if one of the URIs does not point to a local file. A correct URI to a local file has the scheme "file" or "knime" in front of it.

Input Ports

Table that contains the URI of the files in a column.

Output Ports

Input table with the meta information appended. Contained information:
If the file is a directory or not.
Is the file hidden.
Size of the file. If the file is a directory, the sizes of the contained files will be summarized.
Size (human readable)
Size of the file in human readable form.
Last modified
The last time the file was modified.
Read (r), write (w) and execute (x) permissions of the file.
If the file exists.

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)



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