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Improve File/Directory Services

It would be nice if the file access service allowed you get file metadata, like the last modified date.

Also, would like to be able to browse a directory programatically / watch a directory for changes.

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  • QUOTE (joecomotion @ Aug 18 2009, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    It would be nice if the file access service allowed you get file metadata, like the last modified date.

    Also, would like to be able to browse a directory programatically / watch a directory for changes.


    Yo Joe,

    Adding last modified date could be a really simple (and nice) addition to File Access. Feel free to add that as a request to the github project http://github.com/lloyd/bp-fileaccess/tree/master (that's the next version of FileAccess)

    As far as programatically browsing directories, that's a bit scary. We've been careful to only allow a page access to files that a user has selected, either by draging and dropping them onto a page, or by selecting them in a file browse dialog. The act of selecting a file from within the context of a page is what we consider to be "implicit consent".

    Does that restriction make sense to you?

    best,
    lloyd
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  • QUOTE (Lloyd Hilaiel @ Aug 19 2009, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    As far as programatically browsing directories, that's a bit scary. We've been careful to only allow a page access to files that a user has selected, either by draging and dropping them onto a page, or by selecting them in a file browse dialog. The act of selecting a file from within the context of a page is what we consider to be "implicit consent".

    Does that restriction make sense to you?

    best,
    lloyd


    All of this is a bit scary :)How about allowing file access+directory browsing to apply recursively to files/subdirs of a directory that the user has previously selected or somehow authorized access to?
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  • QUOTE (joecomotion @ Aug 19 2009, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    All of this is a bit scary :)lloyd
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