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recursive-readdir

recursive-readdir

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Recursively list all files in a directory and its subdirectories. It does not list the directories themselves.

Because it uses fs.readdir, which calls readdir under the hood on OS X and Linux, the order of files inside directories is not guaranteed.

Installation

npm install recursive-readdir

Usage

var recursive = require("recursive-readdir");
 
recursive("some/path", function (err, files) {
  // `files` is an array of absolute file paths 
  console.log(files);
});

It can also take a list of files to ignore.

var recursive = require("recursive-readdir");
 
// ignore files named "foo.cs" or files that end in ".html". 
recursive("some/path", ["foo.cs", "*.html"], function (err, files) {
  console.log(files);
});

You can also pass functions which are called to determine whether or not to ignore a file:

var recursive = require("recursive-readdir");
 
function ignoreFunc(file, stats) {
  // `file` is the absolute path to the file, and `stats` is an `fs.Stats` 
  // object returned from `fs.lstat()`. 
  return stats.isDirectory() && path.basename(file) == "test";
}
 
// Ignore files named "foo.cs" and descendants of directories named test 
recursive("some/path", ["foo.cs", ignoreFunc], function (err, files) {
  console.log(files);
});

Promises

You can omit the callback and return a promise instead.

readdir("some/path").then(
  function(files) {
    console.log("files are", files);
  },
  function(error) {
    console.error("something exploded", error);
  }
);

The ignore strings support Glob syntax via minimatch.