Testing for Directories and Files

Hello. I have a question regarding Files and Directories. I have a
class method that opens a directory and reads the contents. What is the
most efficient way to test whether an entry is a directory or a file?

Also, the purpose of this program is to read through a tree directory
structure and turn the directory names into database entries. Any
suggestions on how to make a complete spider that utilizes Ruby’s
specialties?

Thanks!

On 24.03.2008 20:16, Jay Sanders wrote:

Hello. I have a question regarding Files and Directories. I have a
class method that opens a directory and reads the contents. What is the
most efficient way to test whether an entry is a directory or a file?

File.directory? path
File.file? path

Also, the purpose of this program is to read through a tree directory
structure and turn the directory names into database entries. Any
suggestions on how to make a complete spider that utilizes Ruby’s
specialties?

Look at Find.

Kind regards

robert

Also, the purpose of this program is to read through a tree directory
structure and turn the directory names into database entries. Any
suggestions on how to make a complete spider that utilizes Ruby’s
specialties?

If you are on a *ix box you can create your dir/file database getting
the friendly output of ‘du -a /mypath > somefile’ …size are also
included.

-r.

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