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Shell

Nested types and modules

TypeDescription
CopyRecursiveMethod

Functions and values

Function or valueDescription
Shell.appendTextFiles newFileName files
Signature: newFileName:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Appends all given files to one file.

Parameters

  • newFileName - The target FileName.
  • files - The original FileNames as a sequence.
Shell.AppendTextFiles newFileName files
Signature: newFileName:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use appendTextFiles instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use appendTextFiles instead

Appends all given files to one file.

Parameters

  • newFileName - The target FileName.
  • files - The original FileNames as a sequence.
Shell.appendTextFilesWithEncoding(...)
Signature: encoding:Encoding -> newFileName:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Appends all given files to one file.

Parameters

  • newFileName - The target FileName.
  • files - The original FileNames as a sequence.
Shell.AppendTextFilesWithEncoding(...)
Signature: encoding:Encoding -> newFileName:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use appendTextFilesWithEncoding instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use appendTextFilesWithEncoding instead

Appends all given files to one file.

Parameters

  • newFileName - The target FileName.
  • files - The original FileNames as a sequence.
Shell.cd(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit

Changes working directory

Shell.chdir(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit

Changes working directory

Shell.cleanDir(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit

Cleans a directory by removing all files and sub-directories.

Shell.CleanDir(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use cleanDir instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use cleanDir instead

Cleans a directory by removing all files and sub-directories.

Shell.cleanDirs(dirs)
Signature: dirs:seq<string> -> unit

Cleans multiple directories

Shell.CleanDirs(dirs)
Signature: dirs:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use cleanDirs instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use cleanDirs instead

Cleans multiple directories

Shell.compareFiles(...)
Signature: delete:bool -> originalFileName:string -> compareFileName:string -> bool

Compares the given files for changes. If delete is set to true then equal files will be removed.

Shell.CompareFiles(...)
Signature: delete:bool -> originalFileName:string -> compareFileName:string -> bool
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use compareFiles instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use compareFiles instead

Compares the given files for changes. If delete is set to true then equal files will be removed.

Shell.copy target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Copies the files to the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The original file names as a sequence.
Shell.Copy target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copy instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copy instead

Copies the files to the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The original file names as a sequence.
Shell.copyCached target cacheDir files
Signature: target:string -> cacheDir:string -> files:seq<string> -> string list

Copies the files from a cache folder. If the files are not cached or the original files have a different write time the cache will be refreshed.

Parameters

  • target - The target FileName.
  • cacheDir - The cache directory.
  • files - The orginal files.
Shell.CopyCached target cacheDir files
Signature: target:string -> cacheDir:string -> files:seq<string> -> string list
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyCached instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyCached instead

Copies the files from a cache folder. If the files are not cached or the original files have a different write time the cache will be refreshed.

Parameters

  • target - The target FileName.
  • cacheDir - The cache directory.
  • files - The orginal files.
Shell.copyDir target source filterFile
Signature: target:string -> source:string -> filterFile:(string -> bool) -> unit

Copies a directory recursivly. If the target directory does not exist, it will be created.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • source - The source directory.
  • filterFile - A file filter predicate.
Shell.CopyDir target source filterFile
Signature: target:string -> source:string -> filterFile:(string -> bool) -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyDir instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyDir instead

Copies a directory recursivly. If the target directory does not exist, it will be created.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • source - The source directory.
  • filterFile - A file filter predicate.
Shell.copyFile target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit

Copies a single file to the target and overwrites the existing file.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory or file.
  • fileName - The FileName.
Shell.CopyFile target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyFile instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyFile instead

Copies a single file to the target and overwrites the existing file.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory or file.
  • fileName - The FileName.
Shell.copyFileIntoSubFolder(...)
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit

Copies a single file to a relative subfolder of the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory
  • fileName - The fileName
Shell.CopyFileIntoSubFolder(...)
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyFileIntoSubFolder instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyFileIntoSubFolder instead

Copies a single file to a relative subfolder of the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory
  • fileName - The fileName
Shell.copyFiles target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Copies the files to the target - Alias for Copy

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The orginal file names.
Shell.CopyFiles target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyFiles instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyFiles instead

Copies the files to the target - Alias for Copy

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The orginal file names.
Shell.copyFilesWithSubFolder(...)
Signature: targetDir:string -> files:IGlobbingPattern -> unit

Copies the given glob-matches into another directory by leaving relative paths in place based on the globbing base-directory

Sample

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3: 
 !! "**/My*Glob*.exe"
 |> GlobbingPattern.setBaseDir "baseDir"
 |> Shell.copyFilesWithSubFolder "targetDir"
Shell.copyFileWithSubfolder(...)
Signature: baseDir:string -> target:string -> fileName:string -> unit

Copies a single file to the target folder preserving the folder structure starting from the specified base folder.

Parameters

  • baseDir - The base directory.
  • target - The target directory.
  • fileName - The file name.
Shell.CopyFileWithSubfolder(...)
Signature: baseDir:string -> target:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyFileWithSubfolder instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyFileWithSubfolder instead

Copies a single file to the target folder preserving the folder structure starting from the specified base folder.

Parameters

  • baseDir - The base directory.
  • target - The target directory.
  • fileName - The file name.
Shell.copyRecursive(...)
Signature: dir:string -> outputDir:string -> overWrite:bool -> string list

Copies the file structure recursively.

Shell.CopyRecursive(...)
Signature: dir:string -> outputDir:string -> overWrite:bool -> string list
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyRecursive instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyRecursive instead

Copies the file structure recursively.

Shell.copyRecursive2(...)
Signature: method:CopyRecursiveMethod -> dir:string -> outputDir:string -> string list

Copies the file structure recursively.

Parameters

  • method - the method to decide which files get copied
  • dir - The source directory.
  • outputDir - The target directory.
Shell.CopyRecursive2(...)
Signature: method:CopyRecursiveMethod -> dir:string -> outputDir:string -> string list
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyRecursive2 instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyRecursive2 instead

Copies the file structure recursively.

Parameters

  • method - the method to decide which files get copied
  • dir - The source directory.
  • outputDir - The target directory.
Shell.copyRecursiveTo(...)
Signature: overWrite:bool -> outputDir:string -> dir:string -> string list
Shell.CopyRecursiveTo(...)
Signature: overWrite:bool -> outputDir:string -> dir:string -> string list
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyRecursiveTo instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyRecursiveTo instead

Shell.copyTo target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Copies the given files to the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The original file names as a sequence.
Shell.CopyTo target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use copyTo instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use copyTo instead

Copies the given files to the target.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - The original file names as a sequence.
Shell.cp src dest
Signature: src:string -> dest:string -> unit

Like "cp" in a shell. Copies a single file. The source The destination

Shell.cp_r src dest
Signature: src:string -> dest:string -> unit

Like "cp -r" in a shell. Copies a file or directory recursively.

Shell.deleteDir(dir)
Signature: dir:string -> unit

Compat

Shell.DeleteDir(dir)
Signature: dir:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use deleteDir instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use deleteDir instead

Compat

Shell.deleteDirs(dirs)
Signature: dirs:seq<string> -> unit

Deletes multiple directories

Shell.DeleteDirs(dirs)
Signature: dirs:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use deleteDirs instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use deleteDirs instead

Deletes multiple directories

Shell.dirStack
Signature: Stack<string>

The stack of directories operated on by pushd and popd

Shell.doCopyFile targetName fileName
Signature: targetName:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Shell.generatePatch(...)
Signature: lastReleaseDir:string -> patchDir:string -> srcFiles:seq<string> -> unit

Checks the srcFiles for changes to the last release.

Parameters

  • lastReleaseDir - The directory of the last release.
  • patchDir - The target directory.
  • srcFiles - The source files.
Shell.GeneratePatch(...)
Signature: lastReleaseDir:string -> patchDir:string -> srcFiles:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use generatePatch instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use generatePatch instead

Checks the srcFiles for changes to the last release.

Parameters

  • lastReleaseDir - The directory of the last release.
  • patchDir - The target directory.
  • srcFiles - The source files.
Shell.generatePatchWithFindOldFileFunction(...)
Signature: lastReleaseDir:string -> patchDir:string -> srcFiles:seq<string> -> findOldFileF:(string -> string -> string) -> unit

Checks the srcFiles for changes to the last release.

Parameters

  • lastReleaseDir - The directory of the last release
  • patchDir - The target directory
  • srcFiles - The source files
  • findOldFileF - A function which finds the old file
Shell.GeneratePatchWithFindOldFileFunction(...)
Signature: lastReleaseDir:string -> patchDir:string -> srcFiles:seq<string> -> findOldFileF:(string -> string -> string) -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use generatePatchWithFindOldFileFunction instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use generatePatchWithFindOldFileFunction instead

Checks the srcFiles for changes to the last release.

Parameters

  • lastReleaseDir - The directory of the last release
  • patchDir - The target directory
  • srcFiles - The source files
  • findOldFileF - A function which finds the old file
Shell.mkdir(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit

Creates a directory if it doesn't exist.

Shell.moveFile target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit

Moves a single file to the target and overwrites the existing file.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • fileName - The FileName.
Shell.MoveFile target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use moveFile instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use moveFile instead

Moves a single file to the target and overwrites the existing file.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • fileName - The FileName.
Shell.mv src dest
Signature: src:string -> dest:string -> unit

Like "mv" in a shell. Moves/renames a file The source The destination

Shell.popd()
Signature: unit -> unit

Restore the previous directory stored in the stack

Shell.pushd(path)
Signature: path:string -> unit

Store the current directory in the directory stack before changing to a new one

Shell.pwd()
Signature: unit -> string

Gets working directory

Shell.regexReplaceInFilesWithEncoding(...)
Signature: pattern:string -> replacement:string -> encoding:Encoding -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Replace all occurences of the regex pattern with the given replacement in the specified files

Parameters

  • pattern - The string to search for a match
  • replacement - The replacement string
  • encoding - The encoding to use when reading and writing the files
  • files - The paths of the files to process
Shell.RegexReplaceInFilesWithEncoding(...)
Signature: pattern:string -> replacement:string -> encoding:Encoding -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use regexReplaceInFilesWithEncoding instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use regexReplaceInFilesWithEncoding instead

Replace all occurences of the regex pattern with the given replacement in the specified files

Parameters

  • pattern - The string to search for a match
  • replacement - The replacement string
  • encoding - The encoding to use when reading and writing the files
  • files - The paths of the files to process
Shell.regexReplaceInFileWithEncoding(...)
Signature: pattern:string -> replacement:string -> encoding:Encoding -> file:string -> unit

Replace all occurences of the regex pattern with the given replacement in the specified file

Parameters

  • pattern - The string to search for a match
  • replacement - The replacement string
  • encoding - The encoding to use when reading and writing the file
  • file - The path of the file to process
Shell.RegexReplaceInFileWithEncoding(...)
Signature: pattern:string -> replacement:string -> encoding:Encoding -> file:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use regexReplaceInFileWithEncoding instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use regexReplaceInFileWithEncoding instead

Replace all occurences of the regex pattern with the given replacement in the specified file

Parameters

  • pattern - The string to search for a match
  • replacement - The replacement string
  • encoding - The encoding to use when reading and writing the file
  • file - The path of the file to process
Shell.rename target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit

Renames the file or directory to the target name.

Parameters

  • target - The target file or directory name.
  • fileName - The orginal file or directory name.
Shell.Rename target fileName
Signature: target:string -> fileName:string -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use rename instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use rename instead

Renames the file or directory to the target name.

Parameters

  • target - The target file or directory name.
  • fileName - The orginal file or directory name.
Shell.replaceInFiles replacements files
Signature: replacements:seq<string * string> -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Replaces all occurences of the patterns in the given files with the given replacements.

Parameters

  • replacements - A sequence of tuples with the patterns and the replacements.
  • files - The files to process.
Shell.ReplaceInFiles replacements files
Signature: replacements:seq<string * string> -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use replaceInFiles instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use replaceInFiles instead

Replaces all occurences of the patterns in the given files with the given replacements.

Parameters

  • replacements - A sequence of tuples with the patterns and the replacements.
  • files - The files to process.
Shell.rm(fileName)
Signature: fileName:string -> unit

Deletes a file if it exists

Shell.rm_rf(f)
Signature: f:string -> unit

Like "rm -rf" in a shell. Removes files recursively, ignoring nonexisting files

Shell.silentCopy target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit

Copies a list of files to the specified directory without any output.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - List of files to copy.
Shell.SilentCopy target files
Signature: target:string -> files:seq<string> -> unit
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use silentCopy instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use silentCopy instead

Copies a list of files to the specified directory without any output.

Parameters

  • target - The target directory.
  • files - List of files to copy.
Shell.testDir(path)
Signature: path:string -> bool

Checks if the directory exists

Shell.TestDir(path)
Signature: path:string -> bool
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use testDir instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use testDir instead

Checks if the directory exists

Shell.testFile(path)
Signature: path:string -> bool

Checks if the file exists

Shell.TestFile(path)
Signature: path:string -> bool
Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use testFile instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use testFile instead

Checks if the file exists

Shell.writeConfigFile(...)
Signature: configFileName:string -> parameters:seq<'?19423 * '?19424> -> unit
Type parameters: '?19423, '?19424

Creates a config file with the parameters as "key;value" lines

Shell.WriteConfigFile(...)
Signature: configFileName:string -> parameters:seq<'?19454 * '?19455> -> unit
Type parameters: '?19454, '?19455 Attributes:
[<Obsolete("Please use writeConfigFile instead")>]
OBSOLETE

Please use writeConfigFile instead

Creates a config file with the parameters as "key;value" lines