vfile-find-up

vfile utility to find one or more files by searching the file system upwards

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vfile utility to find files by searching the file system upwards.

Contents

*   [`findUp(test[, path][, callback])`](#finduptest-path-callback)
*   [`findUpAll(test[, path][, callback])`](#findupalltest-path-callback)
*   [`Assert`](#assert)
*   [`Callback`](#callback)
*   [`CallbackAll`](#callbackall)
*   [`Result`](#result)
*   [`Test`](#test)

What is this?

This utility lets you find one or many files upwards.

When should I use this?

You can use this utility if you want to find, say, a config file. If you instead want to find files downwards, such as all markdown files in a folder, you can use vfile-find-downvfile-find-down.

Install

This package is ESM onlyesm. In Node.js (version 16+), install with npm:
npm install vfile-find-up

Use

import {findUp} from 'vfile-find-up'

console.log(await findUp('package.json'))

Yields:
VFile {
  cwd: '/Users/tilde/Projects/oss/vfile-find-up',
  data: {},
  history: [ '/Users/tilde/Projects/oss/vfile-find-up/package.json' ],
  messages: []
}

API

This package exports the identifiers findUpapi-find-up and findUpAllapi-find-up-all. There is no default export.

findUp(test[, path][, callback])

Find the first file or folder upwards.
👉 Note: files are not read (their value is not populated). use to-vfileto-vfile for that.
Signatures
  • (test[, path], callback) => undefined
  • (test[, path]) => Promise<VFile>
Parameters
— things to search for
  • path (URL or string, default: process.cwd())
— place to search from
— callback called when done
Returns
Nothing when callback is given (undefined), otherwise a promise that resolves to a file (VFile | undefinedvfile).

findUpAll(test[, path][, callback])

Find files or folders upwards.
👉 Note: files are not read (their value is not populated). use to-vfileto-vfile for that.
Signatures
  • (test[, path], callback) => undefined
  • (test[, path]) => Promise<Array<VFile>>
Parameters
— things to search for
  • paths (URL or string, default: process.cwd())
— place to search from
— callback called when done
Returns
Nothing when callback is given (undefined), otherwise a promise that resolves to files (Array<VFile>vfile).

Assert

Handle a file (TypeScript type).
Parameters
— file to handle
Returns
How to handle this file (Resultapi-result, optional).

Callback

Callback called when done finding one file (TypeScript type).
Parameters
  • error (Error | undefined)
— error; errors are currently never passed
— file
Returns
Nothing (undefined).

CallbackAll

Callback called when done (TypeScript type).
Parameters
  • error (Error | undefined)
— error; errors are currently never passed
— files
Returns
Nothing (undefined).

Result

What to do when collecting a file or folder (TypeScript type).
Fields
  • break (boolean, default: false)
— stop searching after this file or folder
  • include (boolean, default: false)
— include this file or folder

Test

Things to search for (TypeScript type).
For strings, the basename or extname of files must match them. For arrays, any test in them must match.
Type
type Test = Array<Assert | string> | Assert | string

Types

This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports the additional types Assertapi-assert, Callbackapi-callback, CallbackAllapi-callback-all, Resultapi-result, and Testapi-test.

Compatibility

Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with maintained versions of Node.js.
When we cut a new major release, we drop support for unmaintained versions of Node. This means we try to keep the current release line, vfile-find-up@^7, compatible with Node.js 16.

Contribute

See contributing.mdcontributing in vfile/.githubhealth for ways to get started. See support.mdsupport for ways to get help.
This project has a code of conductcoc. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.

License

MITlicense © Titus Wormerauthor