dart_app_data 1.0.1

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dart_app_data #

Dart Package for getting commonly used locations for storage on Windows, Mac, and Linux, such as the app data directories.

Inspired by path_provider (this does the same, except for Dart CLI apps or libs).

Originally written for a locally cached repository (think .m2 cache for Java). Tested and working on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Flutter is not supported.

How to Install #

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  dart_app_data: ^1.0.1

Usage #

With AppData #

import 'package:dart_app_data/dart_app_data.dart';

// Creates a folder if it does not already exist (only call once).
final myData = AppData.findOrCreate('.my_app');

// Get the location of the folder as a String
print(myData.path); // Outputs: C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming\.my_app

// Get the location of the folder directly as a directory

// Get the name of the cache
print(myData.name); // Outputs: .my_app

// ... Do whatever you want with the folder now.
// Want to delete it?
// myData.delete();

Without AppData #

import 'package:dart_app_data/src/locator.dart';

// No need for the AppData abstraction? Use the Locator helper.
// Outputs: C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming

Paths #

  • Windows: C:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Roaming
  • macOS: /MyUsername/Library/Application Support
  • Linux: /MyUsername/user/

License #

See LICENSE in repository.

1.0.0 #

  • Initial version, created by Stagehand

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  dart_app_data: ^1.0.1

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:dart_app_data/dart_app_data.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Apr 8, 2020, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.7.1
  • pana: 0.13.6

Health suggestions

Format lib/dart_app_data.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/dart_app_data.dart.

Format lib/src/app_data.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/app_data.dart.

Format lib/src/locator.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/locator.dart.

Maintenance suggestions

Maintain an example. (-10 points)

Create a short demo in the example/ directory to show how to use this package.

Common filename patterns include main.dart, example.dart, and dart_app_data.dart. Packages with multiple examples should provide example/README.md.

For more information see the pub package layout conventions.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.4.0 <3.0.0
path ^1.6.4 1.6.4
Dev dependencies
pedantic ^1.7.0
test ^1.6.0