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Tasks and Ideas for the future

The following are some of the proposed ideas and tasks for commons-io:

  • A proper user guide
  • A URLUtils class that has many of the FileUtils operations, but for a URL
  • FilePoller for telling when a file changes. Look in Tomcat, or GenJava[bayard] (One implemented in bugzilla awaiting investigation)
  • A "hot folder" handler which triggers an action when a new file has been uploaded to an FTP directory, for example.
  • JoinReader/ConcatReader. One in GenJava, one submitted to Bayard
  • FormattedWriter, when it writes out values it uses Format objects to output them.
  • FixedWidthReader. Reads in files with a known width, ie) mainframe like.