FileSystemDirectoryHandle.resolve()

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The resolve() method of the FileSystemDirectoryHandle interface returns an Array of directory names from the parent handle to the specified child entry, with the name of the child entry as the last array item.

Syntax

var pathArr = FileSystemDirectoryHandle.resolve(possibleDescendant);

Parameters

possibleDescendant

The FileSystemHandle.name of the FileSystemHandle from which to return the relative path.

Return value

A Promise which resolves with an Array of strings.

Exceptions

No exceptions are thrown.

Examples

The following asynchronous function uses resolve() to find the path to a chosen file, relative to a specified directory handle.

async function returnPathDirectories(directoryHandle) {

  // Get a file handle by showing a file picker:
  const handle = await self.showOpenFilePicker();
  if (!handle) {
    // User cancelled, or otherwise failed to open a file.
    return;
  }

  // Check if handle exists inside our directory handle
  const relativePaths = await directoryHandle.resolve(handle);

  if (relativePath === null) {
    // Not inside directory handle
  } else {
    // relativePath is an array of names, giving the relative path

    for (const name of relativePaths) {
      // log each entry
      console.log(name);
    }
  }
}

Specifications

Specification
File System Access
# api-filesystemdirectoryhandle-resolve

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