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recursive-readdir

Get an array of all files in a directory and subdirectories.

recursive-readdir

A simple Node module for recursively listing all files in a directory, or in any subdirectories.

It does not list 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.

npm install recursive-readdir
var recursive = require('recursive-readdir');
 
recursive('some/path', function (errfiles) {
  // Files is an array of filename 
  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 (errfiles) {
  // Files is an array of filename 
  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(filestats) {
  // `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 (errfiles) {
  // Files is an array of filename 
  console.log(files);
});

The ignore strings support Glob syntax via minimatch.