# Component Type: Actuator (Subcategory: File System)
This component writes the input values that are received in the input port to a text file, so these values can be analysed and processed off-line.
File Writer plugin
# Input Port Description
- input [double]: Input port for the values to be written to the text file.
- FileName [string]: Defines the name for the file where the input values are written. A timestamp indicating year, month, day, hour, minute and second of when the file is created is appended to the file name in order to identify different recordings.