1.1.0[][src]Struct std::fs::FileType

pub struct FileType(_);

A structure representing a type of file with accessors for each file type. It is returned by Metadata::file_type method.

Implementations

impl FileType[src]

pub fn is_dir(&self) -> bool[src]

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(())
}
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pub fn is_file(&self) -> bool[src]

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(())
}
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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(())
}
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Trait Implementations

impl Clone for FileType[src]

impl Copy for FileType[src]

impl Debug for FileType[src]

impl Eq for FileType[src]

impl FileTypeExt for FileType1.5.0[src]

impl FileTypeExt for FileType[src]

impl Hash for FileType[src]

impl PartialEq<FileType> for FileType[src]

impl StructuralEq for FileType[src]

impl StructuralPartialEq for FileType[src]

Auto Trait Implementations

impl RefUnwindSafe for FileType

impl Send for FileType

impl Sync for FileType

impl Unpin for FileType

impl UnwindSafe for FileType

Blanket Implementations

impl<T> Any for T where
    T: 'static + ?Sized
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impl<T> Borrow<T> for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> BorrowMut<T> for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> From<T> for T[src]

impl<T, U> Into<U> for T where
    U: From<T>, 
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impl<T> ToOwned for T where
    T: Clone
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type Owned = T

The resulting type after obtaining ownership.

impl<T, U> TryFrom<U> for T where
    U: Into<T>, 
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type Error = Infallible

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

impl<T, U> TryInto<U> for T where
    U: TryFrom<T>, 
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type Error = <U as TryFrom<T>>::Error

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.