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extension-directories

Provides path to various system directories for Defold.

Supported platforms

Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, Windows, HTML5.

URL for Defold

https://github.com/Lerg/extension-directories/archive/master.zip

directories.path_for_file()

This is built to function similar to Corona's system.pathForFile() function https://docs.coronalabs.com/api/library/system/pathForFile.html

Generates and returns an absolute path using system-defined directories as the base. An additional optional parameter, base_directory, specifies which base directory is used to construct the full path, with its default value being directories.resource.

It takes into account OSX->Bundle Identifier property in game.project and uses it as an app_id for directory names on different platforms.

Syntax

directories.path_for_file(filename, [base_directory])

filename

String. The name of the file, or a path to the file that is relative to base_directory. Alternatively, pass nil to get the path to base_directory.

base_directory

Constant. Corresponds to the base directory where the file is located. Default value is directories.resource if the parameter is not provided.

Directories

directories.application_support

Constant. Path to Application Support/%app_id% directory on iOS and macOS. AppData\Roaming\%app_id% on Windows. $HOME/.%app_id% on Linux.

directories.caches

Constant. Path for cached files. OS can clear such files to free space.

directories.documents

Constant. Path for private app's data files. Persistent on restart. Resides in application support directory.

directories.resource

Constant. Path to application resources.

directories.temporary

Constant. Path for temporary files.

Example

-- Path to a save file.
local path = directories.path_for_file('save.json', directories.documents)
print(path)

-- Path to a temporary file.
local path = directories.path_for_file('data.txt', directories.temporary)
print(path)

-- Path to caches directory.
local path = directories.path_for_file(nil, directories.caches)
print(path)

directories.download_file()

Additionaly on HTML5 this extension provides directories.download_file() function to download any generated files on the local computer.

Syntax

directories.download_file(filename, [download_name])

filename

String. The path to the file which is being downloaded.

download_name

String. An alternative name for the file to be saved on the local computer. Used instead of the actual name of the file.

Example

-- Download file from documents directory.
local path = directories.path_for_file('save.json', directories.documents)
directories.download_file(path)

-- Use an alternative filename for saving.
directories.download_file(path, 'new_name.txt')

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