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    File Browser Service

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    This module can be used in different ways:

    1. As a standalone service: running the module's server in the background allows different processes to use this service through a REST API. This allows user to traverse an accessible network file system (NFS). The terminal interface is useful in controlling the service on the host. Note: you can import the module in your Node.js applications to abstract the REST api.

    2. As an imported module: you can simply require the module in Node.js applications thus using the module API. This should be used by application accessing file systems attached to the system.

    ⇒ npm install svc-fbr --global

    Module API:

    const fbr = require("svc-fbr");

    fbr.start([options [, callback]])

    Start the service.

    fbr.ping([options [, callback]])

    Ping the service.

    • options (service options)
    • callback (Function):
      • signature: callback(err, response)
      • response (Object): passed on success
      • response.running (Boolean)

    fbr.stop([options [, callback]])

    Stop the service.

    fbr.query(params, callback)

    Query service.

    service options

    An Object of options as configurations of the service.


    • ip (String): ip of server
    • port (Number): port of the server
    • home: (String) path to home directory. This is default path used if path parameter is not passed.

    Prescedence (from Left-To-Right):

    • ip: arguments, ${FBRS_IP}, ""
    • port: arguments, ${FBRS_PORT}, 9432
    • home: arguments, ${FBRS_HOME}, process.env.HOME


    An Object of query parameters.


    • path (String): path to look up
    • ignoreDotFiles (Boolean=false): ignore files with names starting with a . (dot).
    • ignoreCurDir (Boolean=false): ignore the current directory, ., from results.
    • ignoreUpDir (Boolean=false): ignore the upper directory, .., from results.
    • statEach (Boolean=true): stat each of the contained files if path is a directory.


    Available endpoints once the service is started.

    traversal of file-system:

    GET /

    The parameters should be sent as query string.

    Success response:

    • status: 200 OK
    • body:
      "content": <content>,
      "<type>": true

    where <content> would be:

    • String[]: array of fs.Stats, if path points to directory
    • String: file content, if path points to file and <type> would be the name of a fs.Stats function e.g. "isDirectory", that returns true.

    ping service:

    GET /ping

    Success response:

    • status: 200 OK

    stopping service:

    GET /stop

    Success response:

    • status: 200 OK

    terminal usage:

    ⇒ svc-fbr help
    svc-fbr: file browser service
        ?, status      check status of service
        H, help        show this help information
        V, version     show version information
        s, start       start service
        x, stop        stop service
    See https://github.com/forfutureLLC/svc-fbr for feature-requests and bug-reports


    To start the service as daemon, use forever:

    $ forever start svc-fbr start    # note the TWO <start>s 


    The MIT License (MIT)

    Copyright (c) 2015 Forfuture LLC we@forfuture.co.ke


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