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Subject [6/6] git commit: file-extras: Add documentation
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:41:16 GMT
file-extras: Add documentation


Branch: refs/heads/file-extras-rewrite
Commit: b7d0b60fa61c81d564efd768419734aa81786d95
Parents: 53d3c2e
Author: Ian Clelland <>
Authored: Wed Feb 12 22:23:50 2014 -0500
Committer: Ian Clelland <>
Committed: Wed Feb 12 22:35:37 2014 -0500

 file-extras/ | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 65 insertions(+)
diff --git a/file-extras/ b/file-extras/
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+org.apache.cordova.file-extras plugin
+This plugin grants a Cordova application access to several additional filesystem roots, and
provides a cross-platform means of accessing these filesystems based on their intended purpose.
+The set of available filesystems depends on the platform.
+    - files: The application's internal file storage directory
+    - files-external: The application's external file storage directory
+    - sdcard: The global external file storage directory (this is the root of the SD card,
if one is installed)
+    - cache: The application's internal cache directory
+    - cache-external: The application's external cache directory
+    - root: The entire device filesystem
+Android also supports a special filesystem named "documents", which represents a "/Documents/"
subdirectory within the "files" filesystem.
+    - library: The application's Library directory
+    - documents: The application's Documents directory
+    - cache: The application's Cache directory
+    - app-bundle: The application's bundle; the location of the app itself on disk
+    - root: The entire device filesystem
+By default, the library and documents directories can be synced to iCloud. You can also request
two additional filesystems, "library-nosync" and "documents-nosync", which represent a special
non-synced directory within the Library or Documents filesystem.
+Configuring the plugin
+The set of available filesystems can be configured at build time per-platform. Both iOS and
Android recognize a <preference> tag in `config.xml` which names the filesystems to
be installed, in order. The defaults for these preferences, if not set, are
+    <preference name="iosExtraFilesystems" value="library,library-nosync,documents,documents-nosync,cache,bundle"
+    <preference name="AndroidExtraFilesystems" value="files,files-external,documents,sdcard,cache,cache-external"
+These defaults contain all available filesystems except for "root".
+Accessing the filesystems
+The simplest method of using these new filesystems is to call `cordova.plugins.fileextras.getFilesystem`
with the name of the filesystem you want to use.
+    cordova.plugins.fileextras.getFilesystemRoot(filesystemName, successCallback, errorCallback);
+If successful, `successCallback` will be called with a `DirectoryEntry` object representing
the root of the filesystem. Otherwise, `errorCallback` will be called with a `FileError`.
+It is also possible to request a `DirectoryEntry` object for a particular purpose. This provides
a cross-platform way of accessing the various filesystem locations.
+    cordova.plugins.fileextras.getDirectoryForPurpose(purpose, options, successCallback,
+will call successCallback with a `DirectoryEntry` object suitable for the specified purpose.
+The following string constants are defined for the `purpose` field:
+    data
+    documents
+    cache
+    temp        (returns the TEMPORARY filesystem)
+    app-bundle  (iOS only)
+The `options` field is an object. On iOS, it is possible to set it to `{syncable: false}`
to obtain the non-synced versions of `data` or `documents`. On Android, you can set `{sandboxed:
false}` to get the external (not confined to your app) versions of `data`, `documents` or

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