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Read File

Category: Unix/Linux System

This activity allows you to read a file from a remote Unix/Linux target. The contents of the file will be made available as a string, as well as the file’s name and path.


  • This activity does not return a File that you can use with activities like Upload File. It returns the contents of the file as a string.
  • The Local File Name input tells the activity which file to read on the remote system. This can either be a relative path based on the user’s home directory (filename.txt) or an absolute path (/etc/something/filename.txt).