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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Reading OS X file tags

I'm investigating Go for use in our internal network / office project management system, and need a way to check and edit the color tags that you can set in Finder on files or folders (extended ...
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Directory listing model

I need a class to read and store directory structure. This is my first step in Objective C so I ask to you to say what you think. Header file: ...
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Should I contain use a variable to avoid mentioning a filename twice? [closed]

for example i'm deleting file if it exist if(file_exists('path/to/file')){ unlink('path/to/file'); } or is it better to use ...
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Group and send all files to filetype folder

I have around ~2M of files in one folder, which I need to manage. So, I want to separate them in groups by their filetypes. Example: filenames ...
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Pathname matching and listing program

This Python 3 program outputs a list of all pathnames in the filesystem that match a list of rules taken from a file. You can add and remove sets of pathnames. The original purpose was to generate ...
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Scanning a directory for plugins and loading them

I'm working on a simple dictionary tool, with a base class that can be extended by plugins to represent different dictionaries. The plugins are organized in the filesystem like this: ...
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Alternate method of iterating than os.walk

Recently, I became tired of how slowly os.walk seems to run (really, it should be called os.crawl), and made something recursive ...
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Parsing XML to send data into several files

My code works for the most part. (The problems are on the html side not the python side) however I feel it could run quicker or more efficiently. Due to the size of the XML document it parses it's ...
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Dictionary load function using hash table

This loads a dictionary text file into memory to be used as part of a spell checker. It's part of a larger program, but I wanted general comments so I can clean it up further. ...
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Filewatcher compiler for watching different files

I'm trying to create a filewatcher program that can watch different files. The files might have subfiles that are being imported into the main file, which is being represented by the file object. I'm ...
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File handling script

This is my first bash script so I ask to you to say what you think. The script must check every directory and if it finds a pdf file in this directory: move all the pdf files to parent directory, ...
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Service class for Archiving and Mirroring Files and Directories

I am writing an application that either mirrors a file/directory into another location or creates a zip file "snap shot" of a file or directory and stores it in another location. The user is able to ...
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Getting a list of all fines in a local disk

I wanted to get a list of all files in a local disk like C:\, so I wrote the Python script below to check the performance: ...
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Looping over files in C++ and changing their names to store data into a single file

I have a lot of data in separate files generated from a simulation program. All data is clear and formatted via a single space to read in 4 columns. I can open and store data from each file one at a ...
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List files and download

The following code list all files in a folder and allows the user to download one of them. It is working but I think it could be done better. Is there a way to reduce the number of forms to only one ...
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Faster file lookup

I'm polling an ashx handler to check if a specific file is present and return true or false depending on it. ...
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Optimize way of reading and writing file in node.js

I want to read the content of file then want to make few updates to content and then write that content to another file. I have created the code with node.js as follows. ...
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Search a file system for files that match a given pattern

My concerns with this code: Is there a more efficient way to find files by pattern in Python? Does os.walk() work in Windows? Is this code pythonic? Should ...
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How can I prettify blocks with more than 2 of each block?

Actually, I just have no ideas. How can I make breaklines to make it more readable? Can anyone suggest ways on improving this? ...
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Proof of concept and learning exercise for the 'ports and adapters' architecture

The script creates a simple app with a GUI containing a input field and a button to select a folder. On startup a default value is set to the input field. If the user types a value or selects a ...
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A PowerShell script like one-way rsync but worse

This PowerShell script works a bit like a one-way rsync; it's good enough for my Surface RT needs, anyway. However, seeing as this is my first PS script, and I was ...
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Trash Filing System

This is a script (function) to be added to a bashrc. The purpose is to not actually remove files, but rather to send them to a trash folder for safe keeping. I was tired of deleting important files. ...
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“Scripting.FileSystemObject” Replacement module in VBA

I have found Scripting.FileSystemObject to be slow and unstable. Calling file_object.Name repeatedly has caused my code to crash excel on multiple instances. ...
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Optimizing Perl script which looks for world-writable files

A script which scans a local filesystem and writes to a file a list of world-writable files found on the filesystem. I ran it on a server with a couple terabytes of storage; not all of it used. In ...
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Batch file renamer

Please tell me how I can improve the structure of this simple tool (depends on MissingH): ...
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Shell Script Image Replication

I have a shell script which is being used on an embedded human machine interface (HMI). This script is used to copy a few files from a USB stick to a different place on the device, but with multiple ...
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Python script to find large folders

I wrote this script a few days ago to find all files which were taking up over a certain threshold of memory on the hard drive. A hard drive on one of my computers had just 6 GB left, so I needed to ...
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ThreadSafe IsoStorageManager

This is a continuation of the last thread. I wanted to add a thread-safety and I was considering AwaitableCriticalSection and Task+Mutex. I ended up with mutex; it can be a bit slower but it would ...
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Search a directory structure for tar files and report on their size

I have a complex directory structure on my web server that includes .tar files for download; I'm trying to create a report on the size distribution of these files (e.g. 10 are less than 1MB, two are ...
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Writing to file in a thread safe manner

I'm writing Stringbuilder to file asynchronously. This code takes control of a file, writes a stream to it and releases it. It deals with requests from asynchronous operations, which may come in at ...
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FileSystemWatcher firing multiple events

Like others (FileSystemWatcher Changed event is raised twice) I am facing the problem that events of filesystemwatcher are ...
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Program simulating dictionary using file handling

I have made a program in C++ simulating a dictionary with very basic functionality. I do not have much experience in file handling with C++. Also, I want it to run on Linux and Windows. It would be ...
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Clean way to get size of directory

I'm working on a Unix machine where I can't use more than vanilla Perl, and I'm using Perl5.8. This script exits with a 1 if the current directory size is smaller than 1 GB (the character after ...
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Return path to rubygems.rb

From the command line, I can easily find the path to rubygems.rb $ gem which rubygems /usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rubygems.rb and ...
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Perl file sorting script

This is my first ever real 100% self made perl script, I'd like to know how I can improve it. ...
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Installing Mods With Python (v 2.0)

My original code is here. I made some changes to it based on your suggestions, but then I lost my flash drive and had to redo it. I have a suspicion that my second version was better than this one, so ...
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Need reviews for impacts of dirty bug fix

I was having a hard time with bug logstash#665. Hope they will fix it some day, but sparc/solaris support is probably not on top of their priority list. For further reference, original error is: ...
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Finding world-writable files in local directories only

Over at Stack Overflow I asked how to scan a local filesystem ignoring all remote mount points. I only really wanted a push in the right direction and received it. After clacking away on my keyboard I ...
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Packaging a single-file Python copy-tool

I'm currently working on a very simple one-file project: Lumix provides the possibility for the camera TZ41 (and others) to load GPS data and tourist information from a DVD to a SD-card so that you ...
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Making a FileHandler more OOP-friendly using SOLID

I have a class created for the sole purpose is to help handle files. The class holds a path (folder) that contains a single file at a time. Some extra properties to this class are: age of a file and ...
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Reliability of flock mutex (LOCK_EX|LOCK_NB)

I would like to test reliability of system flock in a multi-threaded and concurrent environment as some suggest that they are not reliable (in comments). Thus I ...
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Security: Scale and cache images

Specification A simple PHP script resizes images on-the-fly. The script is called by the web server's 404 handler to return a scaled version of the original. For example, if the original image is at: ...
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Allowing user space file-system to (kind-of) keep more than maximum number of files open

The linked code below is meant to be used in a user space file-system (fuse). Given that multiple processes may have multiple files opened on the file-system, the files on the specific user space ...
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Proxy evasion browser in Python

This code works. It is designed to retrieve website data directly, parse it, and open it as normal. I will develop it further later. Right now I want to know if there is any way to improve efficiency, ...
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Regular backup/snapshots

A (long) while ago I set up a file server in my basement running Linux. I am OCD when it comes to backups. I set the server up with (remember, this was a while ago): disk for OS disk for 'valuable' ...
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Loop filling a set with logging

After watching Raymond Hettingers talk Transforming Code into Beautiful, Idiomatic Python I got back to a function I wrote. I'm not quite sure how to make it more pythonic but I think this might be a ...
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Byte by byte directory comparison ignoring folder structures and file name differences

I haven't been able to find an existing tool that does this, so I'm attempting to create one. If anyone knows of one that already exists, I'd appreciate a pointer to it. I plan on using this primarily ...