Struct serde::lib::core::fs::FileType

1.1.0 · source ·
pub struct FileType(FileType);
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A structure representing a type of file with accessors for each file type. It is returned by Metadata::file_type method.

Tuple Fields

0: FileType

Implementations

Tests whether this file type represents a directory. The result is mutually exclusive to the results of is_file and is_symlink; only zero or one of these tests may pass.

Examples
fn main() -> std::io::Result<()> {
    use std::fs;

    let metadata = fs::metadata("foo.txt")?;
    let file_type = metadata.file_type();

    assert_eq!(file_type.is_dir(), false);
    Ok(())
}

Tests whether this file type represents a regular file. The result is mutually exclusive to the results of is_dir and is_symlink; only zero or one of these tests may pass.

When the goal is simply to read from (or write to) the source, the most reliable way to test the source can be read (or written to) is to open it. Only using is_file can break workflows like diff <( prog_a ) on a Unix-like system for example. See File::open or OpenOptions::open for more information.

Examples
fn main() -> std::io::Result<()> {
    use std::fs;

    let metadata = fs::metadata("foo.txt")?;
    let file_type = metadata.file_type();

    assert_eq!(file_type.is_file(), true);
    Ok(())
}

Tests whether this file type represents a symbolic link. The result is mutually exclusive to the results of is_dir and is_file; only zero or one of these tests may pass.

The underlying Metadata struct needs to be retrieved with the fs::symlink_metadata function and not the fs::metadata function. The fs::metadata function follows symbolic links, so is_symlink would always return false for the target file.

Examples
use std::fs;

fn main() -> std::io::Result<()> {
    let metadata = fs::symlink_metadata("foo.txt")?;
    let file_type = metadata.file_type();

    assert_eq!(file_type.is_symlink(), false);
    Ok(())
}

Trait Implementations

Returns a copy of the value. Read more
Performs copy-assignment from source. Read more
Formats the value using the given formatter. Read more
Returns true if this file type is a block device. Read more
Returns true if this file type is a char device. Read more
Returns true if this file type is a fifo. Read more
Returns true if this file type is a socket. Read more
Feeds this value into the given Hasher. Read more
Feeds a slice of this type into the given Hasher. Read more
This method tests for self and other values to be equal, and is used by ==. Read more
This method tests for !=. The default implementation is almost always sufficient, and should not be overridden without very good reason. Read more

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