Convert objects into directory structures and back again


Convert JSON objects into directory structures in the file system, and back again. Primarily useful when writing tests.

npm install --save-dev fixturify
var fixturify = require('fixturify')
var obj = {
  'foo.txt': 'foo.txt contents',
  'subdir': {
    'bar.txt': 'bar.txt contents',
    'symlink': ['../foo.txt']
fixturify.writeSync('testdir', obj) // write it to disk 
fixturify.readSync('testdir') // => deep-equals obj 

File contents are decoded and encoded with UTF-8.

Symlinks are represented as arrays of length 1. It does not matter whether the symlink target exists.

To keep the API simple, node-fixturify has the following limitations:

  • Reading or setting file stats (last-modified time, permissions, etc.) is not supported.

  • Special files like FIFOs, sockets, or devices are not supported.

  • File contents are automatically encoded/decoded into strings. Binary files are not supported.

  • Symlinks are represented as arrays of length 1. We do this because symlinks are important to support, and arrays, though ugly, are an easy way to implement them.