FileSystemEntry.getMetadata()

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

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The FileSystemEntry interface's method getMetadata() obtains a Metadata object with information about the file system entry, such as its modification date and time and its size.

Syntax

FileSystemEntry.getMetadata(successCallback[, errorCallback]);

Parameters

successCallback
A function which is called when the copy operation is succesfully completed. Receives a single input parameter: a Metadata object with information about the file.
errorCallback Optional
An optional callback which is executed if an error occurs while looking up the metadata. There's a single parameter: a FileError describing what went wrong.

Return value

undefined.

Errors

FileError.NOT_FOUND_ERR
The FileSystemEntry refers to an item which doesn't exist.
FileError.SECURITY_ERR
Security restrictions prohibit obtaining the requested metadata.

Example

This example checks the size of a log file in a temporary folder and, if it exceeds a megabyte, moves it into a different directory.

workingDirectory.getFile("tmp/log.txt", {}, function(fileEntry) {
  fileEntry.getMetadata(function(metadata) {
    if (metadata.size > 1048576) {
      workingDirectory.getDirectory("log", {}, function(dirEntry) {
        fileEntry.moveTo(dirEntry);
      }, handleError);
    }
  });
}, handleError);

Browser compatibility

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getMetadata
ExperimentalDeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 8Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support ≤37Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

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