$Failed

$Failed

is a special symbol returned by certain functions when they cannot do what they were asked to do.

Details

  • Get returns $Failed when it cannot find the file or other object that was specified.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Opening a non-existing file is an operation that returns $Failed:

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See Also

Failure  Missing  $Aborted  FailureQ

Tutorials

Introduced in 1991
(2.0)