Instance Method

directoryContents(atPath:)

Returns the directories and files (including symbolic links) contained in a given directory.

Declaration

func directoryContents(atPath path: String) -> [Any]?

Parameters

path

A path to a directory.

Return Value

An array of NSString objects identifying the directories and files (including symbolic links) contained in path. Returns an empty array if the directory exists but has no contents. Returns nil if the directory specified at path does not exist or there is some other error accessing it.

Discussion

The search is shallow, and therefore does not return the contents of any subdirectories and does not traverse symbolic links in the specified directory. This returned array does not contain strings for the current directory (“.”), parent directory (“..”), or resource forks (begin with “._”).

Special Considerations

Because this method does not return error information, it has been deprecated as of OS X v10.5. Use contentsOfDirectory(atPath:) instead.

See Also

Deprecated Methods

func changeFileAttributes([AnyHashable : Any], atPath: String) -> Bool

Changes the attributes of a given file or directory.

Deprecated
func fileAttributes(atPath: String, traverseLink: Bool) -> [AnyHashable : Any]?

Returns a dictionary that describes the POSIX attributes of the file specified at a given.

Deprecated
func fileSystemAttributes(atPath: String) -> [AnyHashable : Any]?

Returns a dictionary that describes the attributes of the mounted file system on which a given path resides.

Deprecated
func createDirectory(atPath: String, attributes: [AnyHashable : Any]) -> Bool

Creates a directory (without contents) at a given path with given attributes.

Deprecated
func createSymbolicLink(atPath: String, pathContent: String) -> Bool

Creates a symbolic link identified by a given path that refers to a given location.

Deprecated
func pathContentOfSymbolicLink(atPath: String) -> String?

Returns the path of the directory or file that a symbolic link at a given path refers to.

Deprecated
func fileManager(FileManager, shouldProceedAfterError: [AnyHashable : Any]) -> Bool

An NSFileManager object sends this message to its handler for each error it encounters when copying, moving, removing, or linking files or directories.

Deprecated
func fileManager(FileManager, willProcessPath: String)

An NSFileManager object sends this message to a handler immediately before attempting to move, copy, rename, or delete, or before attempting to link to a given path.

Deprecated
func replaceItemAtURL(originalItemURL: NSURL, withItemAtURL: NSURL, backupItemName: String?, options: FileManager.ItemReplacementOptions) -> NSURL?

Replaces the contents of the item at the specified URL in a manner that ensures no data loss occurs.

Deprecated