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Pseudo File System Plugin

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Plugin to add a pseudo file system to terminal-in-react


npm i -S terminal-in-react-pseudo-file-system-plugin
yarn add terminal-in-react-pseudo-file-system-plugin


The default export is a function the returns the plugin class. The function takes on argument the pathSeporator this is defaulted to '\' so it is not required.

You can also specify the storage type for the filesystem. There are two types basic or db. basic is the default type and just uses client side json object and as such will not keep files from one session to another. db uses indexedDb and as such only works in browsers where it is supported but has the benefit of keeping files from session to session.

If you use the db storage type there is a third parameter that can be passed in for if you would like to clear the db on start, by default it is false.

import pseudoFileSystemPlugin from 'terminal-in-react-pseudo-file-system-plugin';
const FileSystemPlugin = pseudoFileSystemPlugin();


The commands it adds are:

  • cd
  • ls
  • rm
  • mkdir
  • touch
  • cat
  • echo

Plugin public methods

The methods available to other plugins

  • parsePath
  • isValidPath
  • createDir
  • createFile
  • removeDir
  • removeFile
  • readDir
  • readFile
  • writeFile
  • pathToString
  • types


The Path Object

Path objects are core to most of the functions. It has a few parts.

  • parts: an array of the string parts of the path that would be separated by the path separator
  • isDir: if this path points to a directory
  • isRoot: if the given path string when parsed was a full path or not

The way to create these objects is via the parsePath method. This function will take a string path and return a path object. This object is just a representation of a path it does not mean that anything exist at that path.

Validating if a path exists

To check that a given path object points to something in the filesystem you need to use the isValidPath method. This function take a path object and a callback as its parameters. If the path is valid will be returned to the callback as a parameter.

isValidPath(pathObj, (valid) => {
  if (valid) {
    // Do thing

Path back into a string

To take a path object and turn it back into a string just pass it into the method pathToString.

Reading files

To read a file's contents use the readFile method. This function takes a path object and a callback function. The callback will receive the string contents of the file or null if there was some issue reading the file.

readFile(pathObj, (content) => {
  if (content !== null) {
    // Do thing

Reading directories

To read a directory's contents use the readDir method. This function takes a path object and a callback function. The callback will receive an array of objects refrencing the files and folders that are children of the folder or null if there was an issue getting the contents.

readDir(pathObj, (content) => {
  if (content !== null) {
    // Do thing


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