TOFileSystemObserver

Welcome to the documentation for TOFileSystemObserver, a lightweight Objective-C library that provides an easy way to observe changes in the file system on iOS.

Installation

TOFileSystemObserver can be installed using CocoaPods. Simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'TOFileSystemObserver'

Then, run the command pod install in your project directory.

Usage

To start observing file system changes, follow these steps:

Step 1: Import TOFileSystemObserver

Add the following import statement to the top of your code file:

import TOFileSystemObserver

Step 2: Create an Observer Instance

Create an instance of TOFileSystemObserver to start observing file system changes:

// Initialize the observer
let observer = TOFileSystemObserver()

Step 3: Start Observing

Start observing file system changes by calling the startObserving() method:

// Start observing
observer.startObserving()

Step 4: Handle File System Changes

To handle file system changes, implement the TOFileSystemObserverDelegate protocol in your class and set it as the observer’s delegate:

// Set the observer's delegate
observer.delegate = self

// Implement the delegate methods
func fileSystemObserver(_ observer: TOFileSystemObserver, didObserveFileSystemChangeWithNotifications notifications: [Notification]) {
   // Handle file system changes here
}

Step 5: Stop Observing

To stop observing file system changes, call the stopObserving() method:

observer.stopObserving()

Example

Here’s an example that demonstrates how to use TOFileSystemObserver:

// Import TOFileSystemObserver
import TOFileSystemObserver

// Create your file observer class and conform to TOFileSystemObserverDelegate
class FileObserver: TOFileSystemObserverDelegate {
    // Create an instance of TOFileSystemObserver
    let observer = TOFileSystemObserver()

    // Start observing file system changes
    func startObserving() {
        observer.delegate = self
        observer.startObserving()
    }
    
    // Stop observing file system changes
    func stopObserving() {
        observer.stopObserving()
    }
    
    // Implement the delegate method to handle file system changes
    func fileSystemObserver(_ observer: TOFileSystemObserver, didObserveFileSystemChangeWithNotifications notifications: [Notification]) {
        // Handle file system changes here
        for notification in notifications {
            // Process each notification
        }
    }
}

// Example usage
let fileObserver = FileObserver()
fileObserver.startObserving()

Conclusion

TOFileSystemObserver provides a convenient way to observe changes in the file system on iOS. By following the steps outlined in this documentation, you’ll be able to easily integrate this library into your project and handle file system changes effectively.