A handful file tools

v0.1.1 2021-02-15 16:49 UTC

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Last update: 2022-11-09 17:23:25 UTC


README

Use this library to manipulate and interact with the file system.
Note. Some functions or classes cannot interact with the Windows system, so use it with caution.

WARNING: The OnFileChange class needs reactphp/event-loop to work, but it was not added as required in the composer configuration so as not to force the average user to include a library that they will never use, so don't forget to require it when installing your program, if you are going to use this class.

Table of Contents

OnFileChange

OnFileChange is a little help for you to monitor when a file has been modified and take some action from it.

Read the following notes

This class supports debug by including brunonatali/tools in your composer project.

ATENTION: The OnFileChange class needs reactphp/event-loop to work, include it by hand in your project!

PERFORMANCE: For performance purpouses install the inotify PECL extension and include brunonatali/inotify in your project.

Polling example

use BrunoNatali\File\OnFileChange;

use React\EventLoop\Factory as LoopFactory;

$loop = LoopFactory::create();

$myFuncToCall = function () {
    echo "File changed!";
};

try {
    $onFileChange = new OnFileChange(
        '/my/path/to.file', 
        $loop, 
        $myFuncToCall,
        /**
         * You can pass an configuration array to force polling or configure polling time
         * but generally system will use polling if brunonatali/inotify was not found and
         * a 1 sec polling time as default
        */
        [
            'force_ppolling' => true,
            'polling_time' => 1.0 // check for file changes every 1 sec
        ]
    );
} catch ($e \Exception) {
    /**
     * Exception codes:
     * ERROR_FILE_NAME_ABSENT -> file name not provided 
     * ERROR_FILE_CALL_ABSENT -> no callable function
     * ERROR_FILE_LOOP_ABSENT -> unknown LoopInterface
     * ERROR_FILE_NOT_EXIST -> non existent file
    */
}

Inotify example

Install brunonatali/inotify in your project by typing:

composer require brunonatali/inotify
// Inotify is automatically included if available
use BrunoNatali\File\OnFileChange;

use React\EventLoop\Factory as LoopFactory;

$loop = LoopFactory::create();

$myFuncToCall = function () {
    echo "File changed!";
};

try {
    $onFileChange = new OnFileChange('/my/path/to.file', $loop, $myFuncToCall);
} catch ($e \Exception) {
    /**
     * Exception codes:
     * ERROR_FILE_NAME_ABSENT -> file name not provided 
     * ERROR_FILE_CALL_ABSENT -> no callable function
     * ERROR_FILE_LOOP_ABSENT -> unknown LoopInterface
     * ERROR_FILE_NOT_EXIST -> non existent file
    */
}

OFC Configuration

Configuations are passed in array format on 4th OnFileChange() arg as follows:

$config = [
    'client_name' => 'FILE-X', // Desired app name when included and using debug mode []
    'auto_start' => true, // Tell if file monitoring will start ASAP as initialized. If false, start() is necessary
    'force_ppolling' => false, // Force polling mothod instead inotify
    'polling_time' => 1.0, // Check file change period when rining on polling method
    /**
     * Provide an Inotify constant to filter specific attr change
     *   NOTE 1. To specify more than one constant place each one in array (see below). 
     *   NOTE 2. 'specific_attr' has no effect when running on polling method
    */
    'specific_attr' => false // Pasing a single flag as simple like this => IN_MODIFY
];

// https://www.php.net/manual/en/inotify.constants.php
$inotifyFilters = [
    IN_ACCESS,
    IN_MODIFY 
];

OFC start()

Used to starts watching file change. Only takes effect when stoped or initialized with 'auto_start' => false.
This function dos not return nothing.

OFC stop()

Stops file change verification. This function dos not return nothing.

OFC setPollingTime()

Configure polling time when using this method.

/**
 * Set file verification for every 10 sec.
 * Returns FALSE if is not configured to use polling method or can`t stops running timer
*/
$onFileChange->setPollingTime(10.0);

OFC static isFileChanged()

You can manually check file changes by calling isFileChanged(). This function is provided statically to could be called by hand

$file = '/my/path/to.file';
$lastModifiedDate = null;

while (true) {
    if (OnFileChange::isFileChanged($file, $lastModifiedDate))
        echo "File checked manually & was changed!";
    sleep(5);
}

JsonFile

This class is available with static functions for easy interaction, with the objective of easy manipulation / creation of JSON files.

readAsArray()

Reads entire json file as array. This function is meant to be a function to simplify use of native PHP functions file_get_contents() and json_decode(), adding some validations.
Simple call:

$jsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\readAsArray('\my\path\to\file.json');

/**
 * You can add paths to search desired file.
 * Than file will be searched in every provided paths and than readed
*/
$anotherJsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\readAsArray('file.json', '\my\path\one', '\my\path\two');
}

saveArray()

Save provided array to a JSON file, returning a boolean success result.
You can provide PHP JSON flags.

$dataArray = [
    'simple-obj' => [
        1,2,3,4,5
    ]
];
/**
 * Comom use
*/
$jsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\saveArray('\my\path\to\file.json', $dataArray);

/**
 * Overwrite destiny if exists
*/
$jsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\saveArray('\my\path\to\file.json', $dataArray, true);

/**
 * Adding paths to search desired write file
*/
$jsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\saveArray('file.json', $dataArray, true, '\my\path\one', '\my\path\two');

/**
 * Adding flags to PHP JSON function
*/
$jsonArray = \BrunoNatali\File\JsonFile\saveArray('\my\path\to\file.json', $dataArray, JSON_PRETTY_PRINT | JSON_HEX_TAG);

FileHandler

File handler was designed to be an stream file reader, but was not reviewed and not documented yet.

Install

The recommended way to install this library is through Composer. New to Composer?

This project follows SemVer. This will install the latest supported version:

$ composer require brunonatali/file:^0.1

This project aims to run on Linux and require other components and inotify PHP extension, to work properly, follow each section instructions to get what you need.
If you find a bug, please report.

License

MIT, see LICENSE file.