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From jasongin <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-plugin-file pull request: adding sample section to readme
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:17:27 GMT
Github user jasongin commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: ---
    @@ -538,3 +540,263 @@ Android also supports a special filesystem named "documents", which
represents a
     * `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.
    +## Sample: Create Files and Directories, Write, Read, and Append files ##
    +The File plugin allows you to do things like store files in a temporary or persistent
storage location for your app (sandboxed storage). The code snippets in this section demonstrate
different tasks including:
    +* Accessing the file system
    +* Using cross-platform Cordova file URLs to store your files (see _Where to Store Files_
for more info)
    +* Creating files and directories
    +* Writing to files
    +* Reading files
    +* Appending files
    +## Create a persistent file
    +Before you can use the File plugin APIs, you must get access to the file system using
`requestFileSystem`. When you do this, you can request either persistent or temporary storage.
Persistent storage will not be removed unless permission is granted by the user.
    +When you get file system access, access is granted for the sandboxed file system only
(the sandbox limits access to the app itself), not for general access to any file system location
on the device.
    --- End diff --
    It's certainly possible to use the file plugin APIs to access some paths outside the application
sandbox areas, though it may require additional permissions, for example READ/WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
on Android. And you would need to use resolveLocalFileSystemURL() rather than requestFileSystem().

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