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Walk through a directory recursively in node.js.
// ES6 version using asynchronous iterators, compatible with node v10.0+
const fs = require("fs");
const path = require("path");
async function* walk(dir) {
for await (const d of await fs.promises.opendir(dir)) {
const entry = path.join(dir, d.name);
if (d.isDirectory()) yield* walk(entry);
else if (d.isFile()) yield entry;
}
}
// Then, use it with a simple async for loop
async function main() {
for await (const p of walk('/tmp/'))
console.log(p)
}
// Callback-based version for old versions of Node
var fs = require("fs"),
path = require("path");
function walk(dir, callback) {
fs.readdir(dir, function(err, files) {
if (err) throw err;
files.forEach(function(file) {
var filepath = path.join(dir, file);
fs.stat(filepath, function(err,stats) {
if (stats.isDirectory()) {
walk(filepath, callback);
} else if (stats.isFile()) {
callback(filepath, stats);
}
});
});
});
}
if (exports) {
exports.walk = walk;
} else {
walk(".", manageFile);
}
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maicss commented Aug 25, 2021

Any idea how to control parallel number?

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n1kk commented Sep 9, 2021

Synchronous version:

const walkSync = (dir, callback) => {
  const files = fs.readdirSync(dir);
  files.forEach((file) => {
    var filepath = path.join(dir, file);
    const stats = fs.statSync(filepath);
    if (stats.isDirectory()) {
      walkSync(filepath, callback);
    } else if (stats.isFile()) {
      callback(filepath, stats);
    }
  });
};

@Acidic9 just curious, is there a reason for a var on line 4 or it's just an oversight? The rest of places uses const, just seems like it could've been intentional :)

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