Page 1 of 1
Forum

Welcome to the Tweaking4All community forums!
When participating, please keep the Forum Rules in mind!

Topics for particular software or systems: Start your topic link with the name of the application or system.
For example “MacOS X – Your question“, or “MS Word – Your Tip or Trick“.

Please note that switching to another language when reading a post will not bring you to the same post, in Dutch, as there is no translation for that post!




Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Lazarus Pascal - Is a directory empty?


 Hans
(@hans)
Noble Member Admin
Joined: 8 years ago
Posts: 2018
Topic starter  

For one of my projects, I needed to determine if a directory was empty, and I couldn't find a function for this.
So I wrote a tiny procedure that does this for us, and it should cover Windows, Linux and MacOS:

function isEmptyDirectory(aDirboolean;
var
SearchRecResult: TSearchRec;
begin
Result := FindFirst(IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter(aDir) + '*', faAnyFile, SearchRecResult)<>0;

while (SearchRecResult.Name = '.') or (SearchRecResult.Name = '..') do
Result := FindNext(SearchRecResult) <> 0;;

FindClose(SearchRecResult);
end;

ReplyQuote

Like what you see and you'd like to help out? 

The best way to help is of course by assisting others with their questions here in the forum, but you can also help us out in other ways:

- Do your shopping at Amazon, it will not cost you anything extra but may generate a small commission for us,
- send a cup of coffee through PayPal ($5, $10, $20, or custom amount),
- become a Patreon,
- donate BitCoin (BTC), or BitCoinCash (BCH).

Share: