Use this tag for reviews of code that performs file system operations, such as creating, deleting, renaming, moving, copying, reading, and writing files.

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Reverse engineering Darkstone game archives

Reverse engineering old games is something I do every now and then. This time, I took a shot at this old RPG called Darkstone. The bulk of the game's data is stored in archive files with the ...
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Adding/changing ID3 tags to media files with “artist - title” format

This code puts or changes ID3 tags to media files based on their file names. It assumes the files are in this format: morbid angel - maze of torment.mp3 The ...
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Loading files or directories based on type

I am building a config class for PHP which initially loads all given config files. To add files, users should be able to provide either a single file or a directory where files can be JSON or PHP. ...
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A simple backup script in python

Since rsync lacks compression and I'm not a big fan of rdiff I thought I try my own little backup script. Since I'm very ...
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Matching between files and a list of filenames at scale

Given a folder typically containing ~250,000 small (20-100kb) files in HTML format (they open as single-sheet workbooks in Excel) and a list of ~ 1 million filenames, I need to open all the files that ...
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A rename utility in Scala

I made a commandline tool for renaming files, similar to the rename command in Ubuntu. Here is the code: ...
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File deletion takes a long time to delete files

I have a script I need to "duplicate" and modify to allow it to delete certain images based on properties I give this app/script. Currently the script just moves/sorts the images into folders based on ...
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A minimal version control system

I just finished writing a simple version control. You register files using "add", and then "com" will save them inside a directory, with an ID attached to it, same ID for all files. With "rev" it will ...
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Deleting most recent files by parsing filename

I have hundreds of .mp3 files in a single directory of the same naming format, title_YYYY-MM-DD.mp3, with maybe 30 different ...
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Collect filenames from directory

Comments in text. Code: ...
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Who needs clean configuration? Swapping server.xml

So I'm working on a project that sometimes requires me to switch my server configuration. This is due to some circumstances with database drivers and names that are "too expensive to fix" ... That ...
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File existence promise

I hate to have to write a custom exists promise every time I need to know if a file exists, so I came up with this. Thoughts? ...
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Backup Linux system to web

First I create a .tar of the root directory with all the file permissions saved and excluding all irrelevant directories (are these the right folders to be ...
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Transforming markdown files in folders into a documentation

I start coding a simple application: I transform markdown files in folders into documentation. My architecture is very flat. My code looks like a series of unit function called one after the other. ...
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Making all directories to a path

Below are two promises: the first does a bit of nesting and the second is all anon then calls that return one function in them. Which do you prefer? Any improvements? Promise A: ...
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Chain-able promise file system functions

I'm trying to invent an easier way of working with the file system. Here I chain promise methods together. ...
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Mapping file data to environment variables

This is a follow-on to my previous question: Enforcing set environment variables While learning more about JavaScript, node, and the bluemix environment, I have been using the loading of process ...
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Enforcing set environment variables

Context I have a node.js application that uses many other modules and libraries. Some of these modules pull details from process environment variables, such as URL's for databases, credentials, and ...
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In-memory file system context for the behat PHP BDD testing framework

I wanted to come up with a 'utility' context to enable testing of the file system with behat. Specifically this is aimed at helping with the behavioral testing of php command line applications that ...
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Reading and writing to file

Is there anything I can improve in my UserManager class which saves and loads info about users connected to my server? ...
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Mapping a file system to a tree structure

I need to write a very basic file/directory browser. The data structure I'm using is pretty simple - a Node with an optional parent and children. Along with the data structure I also need a simple ...
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Identifying most recent blogXX.php file

I create blog posts as blog1.php...blog20.php...blog500.php etc and redirect users from ...
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Fine tuning of an informative replacement for rm

I want to replace rm by a more informative variant: I would like to see which files will be deleted, along with their size, and I would like this information to use ...
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Program simulating dictionary using file handling - part 2

This is the new version of the dictionary program which I uploaded for reviewing here. I would be grateful if the program could be reviewed for all the points mentioned in the above link. ...
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Synchronize multiple folders

I've been writing a program to synchronize two or more folders. I've read that methods should be kept short. While most of mine are, one method is ~50 lines: ...
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Fetching filesystem directory listings on a server

I developed a server which takes a directory name then lists files in it and sends this list to a client. And I want that server to work with Telnet. It works but I have some questions on how I can ...
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Checking directory for processing

This checks whether it's valid to make a processing. Processing can occur if: there are files and spreadsheets (spreadsheet is the spec attribute) there are any files or spreadsheets (it never ...
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Find and remove duplicate files in one or more directories

I needed this to clean up a couple of similar music libraries, which also contained some empty files and duplicate files with different names. ...
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Renaming PDF files based on given rules in a text file

I'm learing Python by writing a program to solve some housekeeping I do weekly, namely renaming PDF files according to rules given in a text file. My end goal is to have idiomatic Python, with full ...
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Adding data from multiple Excel files to two lists

I have 5 nested for loops below, to add rows of data from multiple files to one of two lists. Is there a more pythonic way of doing this? I've come across an ...
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Extracting ZIP, JAR and EPUB files

I wrote a utility class that is used to extract the contents of a ZIP file to a destination folder. This is a very small class, but it has several practical applications: it can not only be used to ...
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Alert on partition growth [closed]

I have a script that alerts me via email when a partition grows past a defined threshold in one hour. My script is run from cron hourly. Everything seems fine for 99% of the time, but occasionally I ...
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Delete folder if it exists in PowerShell

In my PowerShell script I'm trying to delete a folder, but only if it exists: if (Test-Path $folder) { Remove-Item $folder -Recurse; } I find myself repeating ...
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Recursively delete empty folders in Lua

I have written a script that run in WingFTP Server which has a Lua scripting engine built in. The script recursively deletes empty folders except the specified root folder. ...
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A “safe” copy function for Python

I have a Python script for doing "safe" file copying. There are a couple of rules for this copy function: Existing files should never be overwritten. So if I try to copy ...
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Search utility that searches through source code files

I'm working on a search utility that searches through source files. It's only the beginning of the project. It lacks a lot of features, but a backbone of the project works and it would be great if you ...
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Powershell photo sorter/mover

I'm just beginning in Powershell - This will be my first full project, start to finish, and it's quite small. I have already had experience in C#, which helps in this .Net based language. This ...
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Get list of files in directory with exclude option

This method returns the list of files (absolute path) in a folder (or tree). It allows filtering by extensions or filenames. The method receives the following parameters: ...
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Rebuilding WAR files in webapps directory

This script cleans up destination directory and copies file into it with new name. Can this intent be expressed more cleanly with shelly? ...
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Replacing thrown exception with more descriptive exception during file I/O

My code needs to open a specific file. Under certain (expected, but rare) conditions, the code will get handed a file path to a file that does not exist -- the path is expected to be otherwise valid ...
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Save File Manager

I made a class to manage saved file in drive with Swift, and I tried to do the best work. Can someone get me a feedback about this class? What can I improve? Is this a good way to save a file? ...
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MD5 hash comparison for two folders

Using this page for a starting point into comparing MD5 hash values from files in two different folders, I've put something together that outputs either Copied if ...
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Simple Ruby directory navigator functions

In the process of writing scripts to work with CSVs and other files of the like I found myself in the need of a way to navigate and select files for various purposes. I wrote the following function ...
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A program to shred files

The following is a program to shred files securely: ...
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Move and rename images into separate folders

Basically, we came up with this task at work. I was wondering if there's a shorter and cleaner way of doing the following in some other language (or even improving what I did with Ruby). We have a ...
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Directory Snapshot

The following code creates a recursive backup of a directory in the form of interlinked HTML files, structured in the same form as the input directory. It does not take the backup of the contents ...
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Replicating a file system

The goal of this is just to practice. I went off on a self-challenge to replicate something(So the names of the parts can be ignored), I'm not done yet (Though what is here is fully runnable), but ...
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Text files: Copy, Rename, Append/Merge together

I wrote 3 subroutines related to batch data processing, they will be used together. A bit of background, I wrote this for my admin colleagues who do not write code. An application dumps daily ...
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Recursive file copy function

I created this function and I'm unsure if it is sufficient for "real world use", because all code snippets on the net I found for recursive copy functions used functions like ...