Extract a valid fs path from a string.
extract-path is a node library that will attempt to find a possible valid file system path for a given input, validate its existance within the file system and return the matching value upon confirmation.
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The main use case for the lib is to be able to take valid path values out of verbose outputs such as those generated by a
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This library was primarily put together for usage in iPipeTo which allows for its users to easily extract a path out of a random input value. Some extra effort was made to ensure extract-path works well as a separated lib in the hope that it can be useful for different use cases out there. Feel free to refer to iPipeTo source code as a implementation example if ever needed.
npm install extract-path
// example.jsconst extractPath = ;;
The API only exposes a single function, that receives a
string and returns a
Promise which resolves with a single, valid
string value or
undefined if there was no possible match.
stringvalue to be parsed in order to extract a valid fs path
- opts [optional]
objectcontaining the following:
booleanwether the module should validate the file exists, defaults to
booleanuses a fallback system that matches the entire input if a path couldn't be infered from the input, defaults to
extract-path is heavily inspired by the work done in PathPicker parsing algorithm and regular expressions.
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