Instance Method

directoryContentsAtPath:

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

Declaration

- (NSArray *)directoryContentsAtPath:(NSString *)path;

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 contentsOfDirectoryAtPath:error: instead.

See Also

Deprecated Methods

copyPath:toPath:handler:

Copies the directory or file specified in a given path to a different location in the file system identified by another path.

Deprecated
movePath:toPath:handler:

Moves the directory or file specified by a given path to a different location in the file system identified by another path.

Deprecated
removeFileAtPath:handler:

Deletes the file, link, or directory (including, recursively, all subdirectories, files, and links in the directory) identified by a given path.

Deprecated
changeFileAttributes:atPath:

Changes the attributes of a given file or directory.

Deprecated
fileAttributesAtPath:traverseLink:

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

Deprecated
fileSystemAttributesAtPath:

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

Deprecated
createDirectoryAtPath:attributes:

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

Deprecated
createSymbolicLinkAtPath:pathContent:

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

Deprecated
pathContentOfSymbolicLinkAtPath:

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

Deprecated
linkPath:toPath:handler:

Creates a link from a source to a destination.

Deprecated
fileManager:shouldProceedAfterError:

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

Deprecated
fileManager:willProcessPath:

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