The ability to copy, move, and rename files is very important, and In Node.js, you can also use the file system to edit directories. In this training video, Alex Banks shows you how to create an empty directory and remove it. You will also learn how files are removed first and then the directory.
Let me go ahead and open up directories.js.…So the first thing we need to do…is include the file system.…So by requiring our fs I'm including the file system module.…And now I can use the rename function…to move a directory.…I'm going to do this synchronously.…And the directory that we want to move…is found in the assets directory,…it's the logs directory.…And we want to move this directory to the same level.…So we will rename this directory…and exclude the assets subdirectory.…
I'm going to go ahead and log that this has been a success.…
Alex Banks shows how to install Node.js on a Mac or PC and work with the Node.js core: the global object, event loop, http module, and file system. Then he covers reading and writing data, streaming data, making http requests, and working with the node package manager (npm). In the final chapters, he shows how to start sessions on web servers, communicate with web servers and clients with WebSockets, use the Express framework to develop applications, and test and debug Node.js code. Want to speed up your Node.js workflow? Check out the tutorials on automating tasks with Grunt and npm scripts.
- What is Node.js?
- Installing Node.js
- Understanding the global object and global timing
- Importing the core modules
- Handling events
- Creating child processes
- Reading, writing, and removing files
- Working with file streams
- Making http requests
- Serving files and JSON data
- Installing npm, the node package manager
- Working with Express, the web server framework
- Using WebSockets
- Testing and debugging Node.js code
- Working with Grunt and Browserify
- Automating tasks with npm scripts
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 09/06/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover upgrading Node. In addition, the following topic was updated: debugging with npm.
1. What Is Node.js?
2. Installing Node.js
3. Node Core
4. Node Modules
5. The File System
6. The HTTP Module
7. Node Package Manager
Installing npms locally4m 4s
8. Web Servers
Creating a WebSocket server8m 30s
10. Testing and Debugging
11. Automation and Deployment
Next steps2m 4s
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