Bobby L. Craig


# graceful-fs graceful-fs functions as a drop-in replacement for the fs module, making various improvements. The improvements are meant to normalize behavior across different platforms and environments, and to make filesystem access more resilient to errors. ## Improvements over [fs module]( graceful-fs: * Queues up `open` and `readdir` calls, and retries them once something closes if there is an EMFILE error from too many file descriptors. * fixes `lchmod` for Node versions prior to 0.6.2. * implements `fs.lutimes` if possible. Otherwise it becomes a noop. * ignores `EINVAL` and `EPERM` errors in `chown`, `fchown` or `lchown` if the user isn't root. * makes `lchmod` and `lchown` become noops, if not available. * retries reading a file if `read` results in EAGAIN error. On Windows, it retries renaming a file for up to one second if `EACCESS` or `EPERM` error occurs, likely because antivirus software has locked the directory. ## USAGE ```javascript // use just like fs var fs = require('graceful-fs') // now go and do stuff with it... fs.readFileSync('some-file-or-whatever') ```