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Re: [IO] Robust file remover, other Windows-specific enhancements


That could go in Commons IO, sure.

I would prefer the code to go in a focused class like a DeleteUtils or
DeleteFiles. It might also be neat to make the class instantiable and
configurable instead of having lots of options args.

Gary

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 09:58 Matt Sicker <boards@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I've been refactoring some IO code in Jenkins lately that are similar to
> the FileUtils delete family of methods. I had originally wanted to replace
> them with calls to FileUtils, but I noticed that we had a more
> sophisticated strategy for retrying deletes and other workarounds for
> (usually) Windows-specific problems (e.g., you can't delete an open file in
> Windows; this can be commonly caused by things like virus scanners which
> cause ephemeral errors).
>
> My Jenkins code is here [1], and I was wondering if I could work on
> contributing some of this logic back to commons-io in some way. There may
> also be some useful utilities to include regarding Windows-specific
> symbolic link/directory junction manipulation, too.
>
> [1]: https://github.com/jenkinsci/jenkins/pull/3812
>
> --
> Matt Sicker <boards@xxxxxxxxx>
>