Dec 7, 2017
Mar 14, 2018 (Retired)
Manmeet singh (1singhmanmeet)
Manmeet singh (1singhmanmeet)
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It is a libarary for android that let you explore your device file system. It give you a easy access to files and directories. you can get direct intent for file to run it on your device that matches with file type.

NOTE: Earlier versions had some issues please use latest one.


To use in your project follow the steps given below:

Add it in your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:

 allprojects {
  repositories {
   maven { url '' }

Add the dependency

 dependencies {
         compile 'com.github.1singhmanmeet:FileEx:v1.0.8
  compile 'io.reactivex.rxjava2:rxandroid:2.0.1'
      implementation 'io.reactivex.rxjava2:rxjava:2.1.7'

How to use

Create instance of the FileEx class as given below:

  // FileEx fileEx=FileEx.newFileManager(<Path to of directorytory thaat you want to open >);
  // e.g. to open directory /data/0/Android
  FileEx fileEx=FileEx.newFileManager("/data/0/Android");

Select Approch Before Use

Now in new version there are two approchs to use FileEx given as follows:

1. Directory Flow Approch

In this approch you choose a directory as root directory and use library function to explore the content inside directory. e.g.:- You can call openDir() method to open a directory just by passing the name (do not pass whole path tto the function) and goUp() to go to parent directory as root is set everything works like you use file manager.

2. Random Approch

In this approch doesn't matter what root directory u set you can perform requireed operation on a file but you have to give the absoulute patn of the file. All method with word Absolute are applicable for this approch.

List of methods

Note: For example look at the sample app project just clone the project and open in android studio (sample app may not have full functionality as we are just demonstarting the usge pattren).

public Intent getOpenableIntent(String fileName)  // return openable intent which can be directly fired to open file.
public boolean isFile(String name)                // To ccheck wheather the given string is file or directory
public List<String> openDir(String dirName)       // This method open the given directory name and returns the list of contents.
public String getFilePath(String file)            // returns the complete path of given file
public String getCurrentDir()                     // returns current directory
public boolean isExists(String path)              // returns true if the given path is present
public List<String> listFiles()                   // returns list of contents in current directory
public boolean setCurrentDir(String dir)          // set the currrent directory to given directory
public boolean goUp()                             // go up from current directory.
public String getFileSize(String fileName)        // return file sie in appropriate units.
public String getInfo(String fileName)    // return last modified info.

// Random Appr
    och Methodsng getAbsoluteFileSize(String pathToFile)     // Same as getFileSize(String fileName   //  Method to copy or move a file operation will deppend on tthe selection argument.)
Intent getAbsoluteOpenableIntent(String pathToFile)     // Same as getOpenableIntent(String fileName)
String getAbsoluteInfo(String pathToFile)               // Same as geInfo(String fileName)
String getAbsoluteFileSize(String file)                 // Same as getFileSize(String filename)

// New Methods 

Flowable<List<FileDirectory>> find(final String directory,final String query) //  Method ofind file insdie givven directory.
Flowable<Integer> copyOrMoveFile(final String source, 
    final FileInputStream sourceStream ,
    final FileOutputStream destinationStream, final int selection)   
//  Method to copy or move a file operation will deppend on the selection argument(FileEx.COPY or FileEx.MOVE).


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