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From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml fileutils v0.2.1
PERFECT!  This will be a perfect compliment to Cash.

(Debianers: is anyone packaging this new tool?)


On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 07:06:26PM +0200, Sylvain LE GALL wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have been working for some times on a collection of utils to
> manipulate files following some UNIX convention. I provide for now those
> function :
> - cp : copy
> - mv : move/rename
> - ls : list ( pretty dummy )
> - find : find a set of file according to a predicate ( is directory, is
>   readable... )
> - rm : delete file/directory ( can prompt, can delete children )
> - mkdir : create a directory ( and optionnaly it's parent )
> - test : do some test regarding a file ( is directory... )
> - touch : update the mtime of a file 
> - which : find an exec in a path
> 
> This module is FileUtil
> 
> All those function are based for now on the Unix module or the core
> ocaml ( mostly Sys ). There is no C stub at all.
> 
> I provide by the same way a library for manipulating filename. It allows
> to compute some intersting things :
> - make_relative : make a path relative to a root path
> - make_absolute : make an absolute path out of a relative path and a
>   root
> - compare : hierachical + lexicographic order
> - reduce : remove any a/../b, a/./b ...
> 
> This module is FilePath
> 
> FilePath is abstract and doesn't need to have a real filesystem*.
> FileUtil rely on the existence of a filesystem.
> 
> Theorically it should be platform independent ( FilePath comes with four
> parser/lexer for each platform supported by ocaml : MacOS, Win32,
> Cygwin, Unix ). This should also imply that FileUtil is platform
> independent ( but it needs to be tested ).
> 
> You can find the source and documentation here :
> http://www.carva.org/sylvain.le-gall/ocaml-fileutils.html
> http://sylvain.le-gall.net/ocaml-fileutils.html
> 
> ( webpages are in french, but documentation is in english -- sorry )
> 
> Don't hesitate to send any feedback/recommendation/bugs. 
> 
> Kind regard
> Sylvain Le Gall
> 
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