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From "Marcel Reutegger (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LUCENE-1468) FSDirectory.list() is inconsistent
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:02:44 GMT


Marcel Reutegger updated LUCENE-1468:


Test cases to illustrate the issue.

> FSDirectory.list() is inconsistent
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1468
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Store
>    Affects Versions: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4
>            Reporter: Marcel Reutegger
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments:
> LUCENE-638 added a check to the FSDirectory.list() method to only return files that are
Lucene related. I think this change made the FSDirectory implementation inconsistent with
all other methods in Directory. E.g. you can create a file with an arbitrary name using FSDirectory,
fileExists() will report that it is there, deleteFile() will remove it, but the array returned
by list() will not contain the file.
> The actual issue that was reported in LUCENE-638 was about sub directories. Those should
clearly not be listed, but IMO it is not the responsibility of a Directory implementation
to decide what kind of files can be created or listed. The Directory class is an abstraction
of a directory and it should't to more than that.

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