The module "fileinfo" of the Mastrave modelling library


Daniele de Rigo


Copyright and license notice of the function fileinfo



Copyright © 2005,2006,2007,2008,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015 Daniele de Rigo

The file fileinfo.m is part of Mastrave.

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Function declaration



[ file_path, file_name, bytes, attr, basedir, file_type ] = 
   fileinfo( file_pattern )




Given a string file_pattern (which may contain wildcard characters), this module returns: - the file_path cell-array of strings listing the full path for each of
the matching files. - The file_name cell-array of strings listing the name for each of
the matching files. - The vector of integers bytes showing the amount of bytes allocated
to each file. - The structure attr whose fields consist of vectors of logicals being
true when the corresponding attribute belongs to a matching file, false
otherwise. The checked attributes are the followings:
- directory: for each element of file_path the corresponding row of
the field is_dir is true when the element is a directory, false
- readability: true values of the field is_read indicate the
readabale elements of file_path ;
- writability: true values of the field is_writ indicate the
writabale elements of file_path ;
- executability: true values of the field is_exec indicate the
executable elements of file_path . - The string basedir indicating the common left part of each possible
instance of file_pattern (i.e. the substring starting from the first
character of file_pattern and not containing wildcards nor the file
name (with or without wildcards inside it). - The file_type cell-array of strings listing the file type description
for each of the matching files.

Input arguments



 file_pattern      ::string::
                   String constraining the path and the name of the files to
                   match: it may contain wildcard characters

Example of usage



   filelist = fileinfo( '*fi*.m' )

   pattern  = '../{,*/}*fi*'
   [ f_path, f_name, bytes, attr, base, f_type ] = fileinfo( pattern );
   fprintf( 1 , 'the base directory is: "%s".\n' , base );
   format   = sprintf( '%%10d   %%d   %%d   %%d   %%d   %%-%ds  %%s\n' , ...
                            max( cellfun( 'prodofsize' , f_name ) ) )
   fprintf( 1 , '     bytes  dir  r   w   x\n' );
   for i=1:numel(bytes)
      fprintf(                                              ...
         1              , format         , bytes(i)       , ...
         attr.is_dir(i) , attr.is_read(i), attr.is_writ(i), ...
         attr.is_exec(i), f_name{i}      , f_path{i}        ...
      fprintf( 1, '%s(%s)\n', repmat(' ',1,29), f_type{i} );

See also:

   file system, info

Version: 0.7.2




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Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Daniele de Rigo

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This document is also part of the book:
de Rigo, D. (2012). Semantic Array Programming with Mastrave - Introduction to Semantic Computational Modelling.

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