FileSystemHandle.queryPermission()

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The queryPermission() method of the FileSystemHandle interface queries the current permission state of the current handle.

Syntax

var PermissionState = FileSystemHandle.queryPermission(FileSystemHandlePermissionDescriptor);

Parameters

FileSystemHandlePermissionDescriptor Optional

An object which specifies the permission mode to query for. Options are as follows:

  • 'mode': Can be either 'read' or 'readwrite'.

Return value

PermissionStatus.state which is one of 'granted', 'denied' or 'prompt'.

If this returns "prompt" the website will have to call requestPermission() before any operations on the handle can be done. If this returns "denied" any operations will reject. Usually handles returned by the local file system handle factories will initially return "granted" for their read permission state. However, other than through the user revoking permission, a handle retrieved from IndexedDB is also likely to return "prompt".

Exceptions

TypeError

If mode is specified with a value other than 'read' or 'readwrite'

Examples

The following asynchronous function returns true if user has granted read or readwrite permissions to the file handle. Permission is requested if not.

// fileHandle is a FileSystemFileHandle
// withWrite is a boolean set to true if write

async function verifyPermission(fileHandle, withWrite) {
  const opts = {};
  if (withWrite) {
    opts.mode = 'readwrite';
  }

  // Check if we already have permission, if so, return true.
  if (await fileHandle.queryPermission(opts) === 'granted') {
    return true;
  }

  // Request permission to the file, if the user grants permission, return true.
  if (await fileHandle.requestPermission(opts) === 'granted') {
    return true;
  }

  // The user did not grant permission, return false.
  return false;
}

Specifications

Specification
File System Access
# api-filesystemhandle-querypermission

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See also