empty-folder

2.0.4 • Public • Published

Description

empty-folder is a module that removes (asynchronously) the contents of the specified directory with all of its subfolders and subfiles and (optionally) the specified directory itself.

  • Any bugs found? Give me to know on dev.rafalko@gmail.com or on GitHub
  • The v1.*.* documentation [link]
  • The v2.*.* new features:
    • the remove argument has been added.
    • the callback function returns the [Object] argument with error, removed and failed property rather than [Error|null] argument.
    • the empty-folder function execution does not stop at the first failed element. It tries to remove as many elements as possible. Then fires callback function with the results.

Installation

npm install empty-folder

const empty = require('empty-folder');

Usage

empty(path,remove,callback)

const empty = require('empty-folder');
 
empty('./dist', false, (o)=>{
  if(o.error) console.error(o.error);
  //console.log(o.removed);
  //console.log(o.failed);
});

path [String]

  • It should indicate the path (directory) which children elements should be removed.

remove [Boolean]

  • If false, it only empties the path directory.
  • If true, it both empties the path directory and removes the path folder itself as well.

callback [Function]

  • It is fired once when all folders and files are (un)successfully removed.
  • The callback function is called with one [Object] argument of the following properties:
    • error: [Error] error, if the path does not exist or is inaccessible or if at least one child could not be removed. Otherwise null
    • removed: The [Array] list of absolute paths of all successfully removed files and folders of the path directory.
    • failed: The [Array] list of absolute paths of all path directory children that could not be removed.

How it works under the hood

  • takes the paths of all (sub)files and (sub)folders
  • removes all (sub)files with native nodejs fs.unlink
  • removes all (sub)folders in order (beginning with the most rooted) with native nodejs fs.rmdir
  • if some of the files or folders cannot be removed, it is pushed into [Array] failed list.

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Install

npm i empty-folder

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Version

2.0.4

License

MIT

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