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From: Eric Stokes <eric.stokes@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml fileutils v0.2.1
Sounds great!

On May 20, 2004, at 10:06 AM, 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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