Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#136 closed enhancement (fixed)

ABCL should allow DIRECTORY listings that don't follow symlinks, and/or provide a function for deleting a directory tree

Reported by: vvoutilainen Owned by: nobody
Priority: critical Milestone: 0.25
Component: libraries Version:
Keywords: quicklisp directory symlink Cc:
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Zach Beane writes:

If I have a directory containing a file named a.txt and a symlink b.txt
that points to a.txt, is there any ABCL function I can call to get both
directory entries as separate objects, i.e. the list (#p"a.txt"
#p"b.txt")? The semantics of CL:DIRECTORY seem to require resolving the
b.txt symlink, so I'm trying to figure out an extra-standard way to do
it in ABCL, if possible.

I suppose we could add a keyword argument to DIRECTORY that would
allow that, or add a separate function. I don't think we have such a facility
at the moment.

Let me back up and get to my actual goal; perhaps there's a way to do it
in ABCL already...

I'd like to delete a directory tree from within ABCL. The directory
generally consists of plain files and other directories, but in some
cases there will be symlinks present. For other CL implementations, I
used extra-standard directory deletion and enumeration functions, so I
thought I could perhaps do the same in ABCL. But maybe I can go for a
higher abstraction.

Is there a function within ABCL that deletes an entire directory tree?

Further, Zach writes:

Without the ability to do one of those two things, I'm afraid I won't be
able to offer a version of Quicklisp that works with ABCL in the future.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by vvoutilainen

Milestone: 0.260.25
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in r13230.

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