Re: [code] [textadept] lfs.dir_foreach and symlinks

From: Rena <hyperhacker.att.gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:43:31 -0400

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>
> On Thu, 9 Apr 2015, Chris Emerson wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I want to do something like lfs.dir_foreach, but with the option to
>> somehow
>> skip symlinked directories. As far as I can see, there's no good way to
>> do
>> that at the moment.
>>
>> The closest is returning false from the provided function (which would
>> call
>> lfs.symlinkattributes)- but that skips the rest of the entries in the same
>> directory as the symlink rather than just skipping that item
>> (incidentally,
>> I'm not sure that's exactly what I expected from the documentatin).
>>
>> My problem would be solved by allowing the function to return some other
>> value (eg "skip") which meant "don't recurse into this directory, but
>> continue"; or some extension to the filter table to let me do something
>> similar (maybe cleaner).
>>
>> Have I missed a better solution?
>
>
> No, you outlined pretty much what needs to be done. I'll think on this and
> let you know what I come up with.
>
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
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I wonder why dir_foreach itself is recursive? If it only listed the
specified directory itself, then it'd be trivial to check if an entry
is a non-symlinked directory, and if so, manually recurse into it.

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