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find-file-up

2.0.1 • Public • Published

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Find a file fast, by starting at the given cwd and recursing up one directory until the file is found or we run out of directories.

Please consider following this project's author, Jon Schlinkert, and consider starring the project to show your ❤️ and support.

Install

Install with npm:

$ npm install --save find-file-up

Usage

const find = require('find-file-up');

async

find(filename, cwd, limit, callback);

Example

  • filename String - (required) the name of the file to find.
  • cwd String - (optional) the starting directory. This value can be prefixed with ~ to search from the user home directory.
  • limit Number - (optional) limit the number of directories to recurse.
  • callback Functional - (optional) A promise is returned when no callback is passed.

Promise example

// use "~" to search user home
find('foo.txt', '~/a/b/c')
  .then(file => console.log(file)) //=> '/Users/jonschlinkert/foo.txt'
  .catch(console.error);

With async-await

(async function() {
  const file = await find('foo.txt', '~/a/b/c');
  console.log(file);
  //=> '/Users/jonschlinkert/foo.txt'
})();

Callback example

// find `foo.txt` starting at the given directory
find('foo.txt', 'a/b/c', function(err, file) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(file);
  //=> /Users/jonschlinkert/dev/find-file-up/fixtures/foo.txt
});

sync

find.sync(filename, cwd, limit);

Example

  • filename String - (required) the name of the file to find.
  • cwd String - (optional) the starting directory.
  • limit Number - (optional) limit the number of directories to recurse.
const file = find.sync('foo.txt', 'a/b/c/');

About

Contributing

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running Tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
Building docs

(This project's readme.md is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the .verb.md readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2018, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.


This file was generated by verb-generate-readme, v0.6.0, on March 28, 2018.

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