com.github.benlau.qtshell

Manipulate files by a shell command style API

version 0.4.5

To install:

❯ qpm install com.github.benlau.qtshell

QtShell - Manipulate files by a shell command style API

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QtShell is a Qt library that provides a set of file manipulation API in shell command style.

Example Usages

  1. Copy files from qrc to a directory recursively
QtShell::cp("-a", ":/resources", targetPath);
  1. Create a lock file
QtShell::touch(lockFile);
  1. Read all from a file
QString content = QtShell::cat(input);
  1. Join multiple string into an absolute path
    realpath_strip("/tmp", "subdir1", "/subdir2/"); // "/tmp/subdir1/subdir2"
    realpath_strip("tmp", "subdir1", "..//subdir2/"); // "$PWD/tmp/subdir2"
    realpath_strip("file:///tmp1"); // "/tmp1"
    realpath_strip("qrc:///tmp1"); // ":/tmp1"

Installation

For user who are already using qpm from qpm.io

  1. Run qpm install

    qpm install com.github.benlau.qtshell

  2. Include vendor/vendor.pri in your .pro file

You may skip this step if you are already using qpm.

include(vendor/vendor.pri)
  1. Include header
    #include <QtShell>

API

dirname

QString QtShell::dirname(const QString& pathname);

Return directory portion of pathname.

Remarks: It is a non-blocking function

basename

QString QtShell::basename(const QString& path);

Return filename portion of pathname

Remarks: It is a non-blocking function

find

QStringList QtShell::find(const QString& path, const QStringList& nameFilters = QStringList());
QStringList QtShell::find(const QString& path, const QString& filter);

Walk a file hierarchy

Examples

find("/tmp");

find("/tmp", QStringList() << "*.jpg" << "*.png");

find("/tmp", "*.txt");

rmdir

bool QtShell::rmdir(const QString& path);

The rmdir utility removes the directory entry specified by each directory argument, provided it is empty.

touch

bool QtShell::touch(const QString &path);

The touch utility sets the modification and access times of a file to current time. If a file does not exist, it is created with default permissions.

rm

bool QtShell::rm(const QString& file);
bool QtShell::rm(const QString& options, const QString& file);

Remove directory entries. Preserved paths (all paths defined in QStandPaths will not be removed)

Examples:

rm("/tmp/tmp.txt");

rm("/tmp/*.txt");

rm("*.txt"); // Remove all txt files in current path

rm("-rf", "/tmp/dir"); // Remove a directory

Options:

-v          Be verbose when deleting files, showing them as they are removed.

-r          Equivalent to -R.

-R          Attempt to remove the file hierarchy rooted in each file argument include directory

-f          Dummy option. No different will be made.

mkdir

bool QtShell::mkdir(const QString &path)
bool QtShell::mkdir(const QString &options,const QString &path)

Creates the directory.

Example

mkdir("tmp");
mkdir("-p", "/tmp/myapp/cache");

Options

-p  Create intermediate directories as required.  If this option is not specified, the
full path prefix of each operand must already exist.  On the other hand, with this
option specified, no error will be reported if a directory given as an operand
already exists.

cp

bool QtShell::cp(const QString& source , const QString &target);
bool QtShell::cp(const QString& options, const QString& source , const QString &target);
bool QtShell::cp(const QString& source , const QString &target, QList<QPair<QString,QString> > &log);
bool QtShell::cp(const QString& options, const QString& source , const QString &target, QList<QPair<QString,QString> > &log);

Copy files

Examples

cp("-a", ":/*", "/target"); // copy all files from qrc resource to target path recursively

cp("tmp.txt", "/tmp");

cp("*.txt", "/tmp");

cp("/tmp/123.txt", "456.txt");

cp("-va","src/*", "/tmp");

cp("-va","src/*", "/tmp", log); // copy files and save the result of successfully copied file to log

Options

 -a    Same as -R options.

 -R    If source_file designates a directory, cp copies the directory
       and the entire subtree connected at that point.

 -v    Cause cp to be verbose, showing files as they are copied.

cat

QString QtShell::cat(const QString& file);
QString QtShell::cat(const QStringList& files);

Concatenate and print files

Examples

QString content = QtShell::cat("input1.txt"); 

QString content = QtShell::cat(QStringList() << "input1.txt" << "input2.txt);

mv

bool QtShell::mv(const QString& source , const QString &target);

move files

Example

mv("src/*.txt","target");

mv("src/1.txt","target/2,txt");

realpath_strip

QString realpath_strip(...);

Implementation of realpath --strip which prints the canonicalized absolute path (remove "." & "..") of input path without expanding the symbolic link.

realpath_strip supports variadic arguments. It joins all the input path by "/" then produces the output.

Example

realpath_strip("tmp/subdir"); // pwd() + "/tmp/subdir";
realpath_strip("/tmp", "subdir1", "/subdir2/"); // "/tmp/subdir1/subdir2"
realpath_strip("/tmp", "subdir1", "..//subdir2/"); // "/tmp/subdir2"
realpath_strip("file:///tmp1"); // "/tmp1"
realpath_strip("qrc:///tmp1"); // ":/tmp1"
Author

Ben Lau

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