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    ಠ‿ಠ fileclerk

    A node.js library for file and folder collation. Sort. Separate. Organize.

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    Overview

    Fileclerk arose from a personal need to organize media files from disparate sources into a common location while maintaining a consistent folder structure.

    More specifically, my family has media being synchronized, backed-up, copied from many different devices to wildly differing folder structures on a centralized NAS device. I wanted to get those sorted by file-type and by date.

    I originally began writing it as a simple script that would run from a Docker container, but quickly realized the value of abstracting it out into a more general library. And here we are...

    Requirements

    Currently only works for >= Node.js v8

    Install

    npm install fileclerk
    

    Usage

    const FileClerk = require('fileclerk');

    API

    organize (sourcePath, targetPath [, options])

    Returns a promise that resolves with a list of files that were moved / copied during the process.

    Use Case

    Pull files out of a recursive directory structure - starting at the sourcePath - and move or copy them to a different directory structure starting at the targetPath.

    Example
    1. Files of many different types in an arbitrary-depth directory structure under a /INCOMING folder.
    2. Want to pull out all of the image files, move them to a new directory, and organize them by year, month, and full date (based on created date of source file).
    3. If any of the source directories below the sourcePath are empty after the operation, go ahead and delete those.
    const options = {
      recursive: true,
      cleanDirs: true,
      extensions: ['jpg', 'png', 'tiff', 'gif'],
      collateFn: (file) => {
        const date = new Date(file.ctime);
        const year = date.getFullYear();
        const month = date.getMonth();
        const day = date.getDate();
    
        // Return the path relative to targetPath
        return `${year}/${month}/${year}-${month}-${day}/${file.filename}`;
      }
    }
    
    const results = await FileClerk.organize(
      '/INCOMING',
      '/Pictures',
      options,
    );
    

    organizeByDate (sourcePath, targetPath[, options])

    Helper for organizing easily by date TODO: Document

    organizeByExtension (sourcePath, targetPath[, options])

    Helper for organizing easily by file extension

    TODO: Document

    organizeByAlphabetical (sourcePath, targetPath[, options])

    Helper for organizing easily by alphabetical order TODO: Document


    TODO

    • Documentation.
    • Transpile to support earlier Node.js versions
    • Handle paths in a cross-platform way. Not sure how this library behaves on Windows devices, for instance.
    • General resiliency improvements for edge-cases and non-happy paths

    Contributing

    1. Fork repo
    2. Add / modify tests
    3. Add / modify implementation
    4. Open PR

    License

    MIT License

    Copyright (c) 2018 Jonathan Griggs

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

    Install

    npm i fileclerk

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    11

    Version

    1.2.1

    License

    MIT

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    115 kB

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