$files API variable / WireFileTools class

Helpers for working with files and directories.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
$files->chmod(string $path)
boolChange the read/write mode of a file or directory, consistent with ProcessWire's configuration settings 
$files->copy(string $src, string $dst)
boolCopy all files recursively from one directory ($src) to another directory ($dst) 
$files->exists(string $filename)
boolDoes the given file/link/dir exist? 
$files->fileGetContents(string $filename)
bool stringGet contents of file 
$files->filePutContents(string $filename, $contents)
int boolCreate (overwrite or append) a file, put the $contents in it, and adjust permissions 
$files->find(string $path)
arrayFind all files in the given $path recursively, and return a flat array of all found filenames 
$files->mkdir(string $path)
boolCreate a directory that is writable to ProcessWire and uses the defined $config chmod settings 
$files->rename(string $oldName, string $newName)
boolRename a file or directory and update permissions 
$files->renameCopy(string $oldName, string $newName)
boolRename by first copying files to destination and then deleting source files 
$files->rmdir(string $path)
boolRemove a directory and optionally everything within it (recursively) 
$files->send($filename)
intSend the contents of the given filename to the current http connection 
$files->unlink(string $filename)
boolUnlink/delete file with additional protections relative to PHP unlink() 

Advanced

NameReturnSummary 
$files->getNamespace(string $file)
stringGet the namespace used in the given .php or .module file 
$files->tempDir()
WireTempDirReturn a new temporary directory/path ready to use for files 

Includes

NameReturnSummary 
$files->include(string $filename)
boolInclude a PHP file passing it all API variables and optionally your own specified variables
$files->includeOnce(string $filename)
boolSame as include() method except that file will not be executed if it as previously been included 
$files->render(string $filename)
string boolGiven a filename, render it as a ProcessWire template file 

Filenames

NameReturnSummary 
$files->currentPath()
stringGet the current path / work directory 
$files->fileInPath(string $file, string $path)
boolIs given $file name in given $path name? (aka: is $file a subdirectory somewhere within $path) 
$files->unixDirName(string $dir)
stringConvert given directory name to use unix slashes and enforce trailing or no-trailing slash 
$files->unixFileName(string $file)
stringConvert given file name to use unix slashes (if it isn’t already) 

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, WireFileTools also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.185

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