CodeWithSaar.PathUtility 1.0.3

dotnet add package CodeWithSaar.PathUtility --version 1.0.3
NuGet\Install-Package CodeWithSaar.PathUtility -Version 1.0.3
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<PackageReference Include="CodeWithSaar.PathUtility" Version="1.0.3" />
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paket add CodeWithSaar.PathUtility --version 1.0.3
#r "nuget: CodeWithSaar.PathUtility, 1.0.3"
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// Install CodeWithSaar.PathUtility as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=CodeWithSaar.PathUtility&version=1.0.3

// Install CodeWithSaar.PathUtility as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=CodeWithSaar.PathUtility&version=1.0.3


Welcome to PathUtility.

This is a small utility to encode / decode file names, so that any characters could be used as a file or folder name.


You want to leverage folder name for category of the books, and book name as file name, for your application, for example:

└ Thriller
    │ Book1
    └ Book2

That make sense. However, not all the characters are allowed, for example, :, *, ?. You also can't end a filename with a period .. Imaging books like this:

└ Unknown*                                          # `*` isn't allowed
    │ Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story   # `:` isn't allowed
    | Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?          # `?` isn't allowed

To address that, this library encodes string for those special characters and rules. For example

using CodeWithSaar;
string encodedBookName = FileUtility.Encode("Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story");
// encodedBookName will be: Into the Abyss%003A An Extraordinary True Story

And to read the folder and get the string back:

using CodeWithSaar;
string originalString = FileUtility.Decode("Into the Abyss%003A An Extraordinary True Story");
// originalString will be: Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story

What does this library handles

  1. Special characters: <>:\"/\\|?*
  2. Reserved device names: CON, AUX, NUL, COM1 ...
  3. Special file names: ., .. (current folder or parent folder)
  4. Period or space at the end of the files.


Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
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1.0.3 343 11/13/2021
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