localFS

JavaScript access to local file system.

Published by Fath Software
Distributed by ComponentSource since 2008

Prices from: $ 195.02 Version: 1.1 Updated: Sep 27, 2019

About localFS

JavaScript access to local file system.

localFS allows your web application to access (read/write) files on web client's local file system. It helps you create folders, delete file/folders, read files and create/save files. You can not access user files unless the user explicitly allows it by sharing an unique secret key with the app.

localFS Features

  • Security - You can not access user files unless user explicitly allows it by sharing an unique secret key with the app.
  • Usage - First, a small localFS system component must be installed on the client PC. It provides HTTP access to the file system for local clients. Then, simply include the "localFS.js" JavaScript library in your page, and use the methods to:
    • Enumerate files and folders
    • Check if file exists
    • Create folders
    • Delete file/folders
    • Read files
    • Read textual files
    • Create/save files
  • Settings - localFS component provides a small settings dialog accessible by clicking on localFS icon in system tray.
    • The Root folder setting sets the top-most path localFS can access in computer file system.
    • Port is TCP/IP port number localFS will use for HTTP communication with the JavaScript client.
    • Secret key is a user key which is used to access the file system. If your web page does not know this key, no access is possible.