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HsLua Module: System

This module provides access to system information and functionality via Haskell's System module.

Intended usage for this package is to preload it by adding the loader function to package.preload. Note that the Lua package library must have already been loaded before the loader can be added.

Example

loadProg :: Lua Status
loadProg = do
  openlibs
  preloadModule "system"
  -- create a temporary directory, print it's path, then delete it again.
  dostring $ "system = require 'system'\n"
          ++ "system.with_tmpdir('.', 'foo', print)"

Documentation

Fields

arch

The machine architecture on which the program is running.

compiler_name

The Haskell implementation with which the host program was compiled.

compiler_version

The version of compiler_name with which the host program was compiled.

os

The operating system on which the program is running.

Functions

env

env ()

Retrieve the entire environment.

Returns:

  • A table mapping environment variables names to their string value (table).

getenv

getenv (var)

Return the value of the environment variable var, or nil if there is no such value.

Parameters:

var : name of the environment variable (string)

Returns:

  • value of the variable, or nil if the variable is not defined (string or nil).

getwd

getwd ()

Obtain the current working directory as an absolute path.

Returns:

  • The current working directory (string).

ls

ls ([directory])

List the contents of a directory.

Parameters:

directory : Path of the directory whose contents should be listed (string). Defaults to ..

Returns:

  • A table of all entries in directory without the special entries (. and ..).

mkdir

mkdir (dirname [, create_parent])

Create a new directory which is initially empty, or as near to empty as the operating system allows. The function throws an error if the directory cannot be created, e.g., if the parent directory does not exist or if a directory of the same name is already present.

If the optional second parameter is provided and truthy, then all directories, including parent directories, are created as necessary.

Parameters:

dirname : name of the new directory

create_parent : create parent directories if necessary

rmdir

rmdir (dirname [, recursive])

Remove an existing, empty directory. If recursive is given, then delete the directory and its contents recursively.

Parameters:

dirname : name of the directory to delete

recursive : delete content recursively

setenv

setenv (var, value)

Set the specified environment variable to a new value.

Parameters:

var : name of the environment variable (string).

value : new value (string).

setwd

setwd (directory)

Change the working directory to the given path.

Parameters:

directory : Path of the directory which is to become the new working directory (string)

tmpdirname

tmpdirname ()

Returns the current directory for temporary files.

On Unix, tmpdirname() returns the value of the TMPDIR environment variable or "/tmp" if the variable isn't defined. On Windows, the function checks for the existence of environment variables in the following order and uses the first path found:

  • TMP environment variable.
  • TEMP environment variable.
  • USERPROFILE environment variable.
  • The Windows directory

The operation may fail if the operating system has no notion of temporary directory.

The function doesn't verify whether the path exists.

Returns:

  • The current directory for temporary files (string).

with_env

with_env (environment, callback)

Run an action within a custom environment. Only the environment variables given by environment will be set, when callback is called. The original environment is restored after this function finishes, even if an error occurs while running the callback action.

Parameters:

environment : Environment variables and their values to be set before running callback. (table with string keys and string values)

callback : Action to execute in the custom environment (function)

Returns:

  • The result(s) of the call to callback

with_tmpdir

with_tmpdir ([parent_dir,] templ, callback)

Create and use a temporary directory inside the given directory. The directory is deleted after use.

Parameters:

parent_dir : Parent directory to create the directory in (string). If this parameter is omitted, the system's canonical temporary directory is used.

templ : Directory name template (string).

callback : Function which takes the name of the temporary directory as its first argument (function).

Returns:

  • The result of the call to callback.

with_wd

with_wd (directory, callback)

Run an action within a different directory. This function will change the working directory to directory, execute callback, then switch back to the original working directory, even if an error occurs while running the callback action.

Parameters:

directory : Directory in which the given callback should be executed (string)

callback : Action to execute in the given directory (function)

Returns:

  • The result(s) of the call to callback

License

This package is licensed under the MIT license. See [LICENSE](LICENSE) for details.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the hslua-module-system README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.