Node.js: Check if file is an symbolic link when iterating over directory with 'fs'
Supervisor is a package for Node.js that monitors files in your app directory for modifications and reloads the app when a modification occurs.
This script interprets Symbolic links as regular files and logs out a warning. I would like to fork Supervisor so that either this can be fixed entirely or that a more descriptive warning is produced.
How can I use the File System module of Node.js to determine if a given file is really an symbolic link?
I'm not certain what you mean by a file being an 'alias', but if you mean a symbolic link you can use
fs.lstat and then call
stats.isSymbolicLink() on the
fs.Stats object that's passed into your lstat callback.