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From "Roger L. Whitcomb" <>
Subject RE: [VFS] Support for File System Roots?
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:07:53 GMT
So, it seems like putting the method in the FileProvider interface is
the right place for it?!


-----Original Message-----
From: Bernd Eckenfels [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:53 PM
To: Commons Developers List
Subject: Re: [VFS] Support for File System Roots?

Am 28.08.2013, 00:36 Uhr, schrieb Roger L. Whitcomb
> The reason I think this is necessary is that, in order to do browsing 
> of all the files in a system, you need to be able to get to all the 
> relevant top-level locations.  And for Samba (for a non-obvious 
> example), there typically will be multiple shared folders on a system 
> that you might want to pick from.

I also can imagine some providers having multiple instances (for example
two ram filesystems). Today I think this can only be done with different
schema prefix ram1: and ram2: or with having a instance in the
But in both cases a enumeration of those different instances is not yet
supported without the root getter.


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