AW: [Newbies] Walk directory of files?

Herbert König herbertkoenig at
Mon Oct 21 09:07:21 UTC 2013

Hi Charles,

No Squeak handy but there is a allfilesinalldirectories. This will give you all files in all subfolders. Tonight I will look up the real name but you may be able to find it in FileStream or similar yourself. 


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Von: Charles Hixson <charleshixsn at> 
Datum: 21.10.2013  9:14  (GMT+01:00) 
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Betreff: [Newbies] Walk directory of files? 
What is the best way to walk a directory of files?
It would be nice is I could just:
Get next file?
exitst?  ifFalse then done
match pattern?  ifFalse, then go to first step
return file

This requires that the method track where I am.  I think I can figure 
out how to stuff them into a collection, and return the entire 
collection of matched files, and perhaps that's the right answer, but 
that's not the way I would do it in Python or Ruby, so perhaps it's also
not the way to do it in Smalltalk.

Also, if it matters, the files will be utf-8 files, many of them with 
BOMs. (Well, not really BOMs, since it's utf8, but the utf8 header.)  
Does Squeak recognize BOM headers?

Charles Hixson

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