readdir

Reads a directory and return results with the ability to use Ant style file match patterns

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readdir.js

A Node.js utility module to read the contents of a directory with support for Ant style filtering to easily order the results - particularly useful for any order specific build system.

Node.js

Install using npm npm install readdir then use with require:

var directoryContents = require('readdir').readSync('some_path/');

Usage

The readSync( path, [filters, [options]]) method can accept a path that is either absolute or relative to the current working directory.

Filters can be supplied as an array of strings that are Ant style expressions that any file found in the path directory must satisfy, use a * to signify any file in the current directory or ** to signify any file in the current or any sub directory. If the filter contains a / then the file path must also include a path, so */* would mean any file of a directory that is a direct sub-directory of the path directory and */** would be any file that is in any subdirectory of the path directory.

To select just one type of file, add a file extension suffix to the filter (eg: **.js to pick any JavaScript file in the path directory).

If the options argument is supplied, it should be a number representing the sum of any options you want to apply:

ABSOLUTE_PATHS changes the return value so that each item in the array is an absolute path instead of relative to the path directory.

CASE_SORT sort the return array as a case sensitive sort

CASELESS_SORT sort the return array as a case insensitive sort

Examples

With filters:

var readDir = require('readdir');

// an array of all JavaScript files in some_path/
readDir.readSync( 'some_path/', ['**.js'] );

With ordering of results using filters:

var readDir = require('readdir');

// an array of all JavaScript files in some_path/ with base.js first, then all core then anything else
readDir.readSync( 'some_path/', ['base.js', 'core/**.js', '**.js'] );

With options

var readDir = require('readdir');

// an array of all files in some_path/ as absolute file paths
readDir.readSync( 'some_path/', null, readDir.ABSOLUTE_PATHS );

// an array of all files in some_path/ as absolute file paths sorted without case
readDir.readSync( 'some_path/', null, readDir.ABSOLUTE_PATHS + readDir.CASELESS_SORT );
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