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jc.parsers.dir

jc - JSON CLI output utility dir command output parser

Options supported:

The “Magic” syntax is not supported since the dir command is a shell builtin.

The epoch calculated timestamp field is naive (i.e. based on the local time of the system the parser is run on)

Usage (cli):

C:> dir | jc --dir

Usage (module):

import jc.parsers.dir
result = jc.parsers.dir.parse(dir_command_output)

Schema:

[
  {
    "date":         string,
    "time":         string,
    "epoch":        integer,    # naive timestamp
    "dir":          boolean,
    "size":         integer,
    "filename:      string,
    "parent":       string
  }
]

Examples:

C:> dir | jc --dir -p
[
  {
    "date": "03/24/2021",
    "time": "03:15 PM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": ".",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer",
    "epoch": 1616624100
  },
  {
    "date": "03/24/2021",
    "time": "03:15 PM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": "..",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer",
    "epoch": 1616624100
  },
  {
    "date": "12/07/2019",
    "time": "02:49 AM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": "en-US",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer",
    "epoch": 1575715740
  },
  {
    "date": "12/07/2019",
    "time": "02:09 AM",
    "dir": false,
    "size": 54784,
    "filename": "ExtExport.exe",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer",
    "epoch": 1575713340
  },
  ...
]

C:> dir | jc --dir -p -r
[
  {
    "date": "03/24/2021",
    "time": "03:15 PM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": ".",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
  },
  {
    "date": "03/24/2021",
    "time": "03:15 PM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": "..",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
  },
  {
    "date": "12/07/2019",
    "time": "02:49 AM",
    "dir": true,
    "size": null,
    "filename": "en-US",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
  },
  {
    "date": "12/07/2019",
    "time": "02:09 AM",
    "dir": false,
    "size": "54,784",
    "filename": "ExtExport.exe",
    "parent": "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
  },
  ...
]

info

info()

Provides parser metadata (version, author, etc.)

parse

parse(data, raw=False, quiet=False)

Main text parsing function

Parameters:

data:        (string)  text data to parse
raw:         (boolean) output preprocessed JSON if True
quiet:       (boolean) suppress warning messages if True

Returns:

List of Dictionaries. Raw or processed structured data.

Parser Information

Compatibility: win32

Version 1.3 by Rasheed Elsaleh (rasheed@rebelliondefense.com)