Access Filesystem require("fs") and Shell within custom plugin


#1

Hello,

I’m creating a custom plugin and want to access the system resources like filesystem and shell within my plugin code.
I already discovered the appropriate node.js plugins for that task.

My issue is that the require(‘fs’) returns an empty object. For example:

'use strict';

var assign = Object.assign;

function ClientPlugin(eventBus, canvas) {
    // this variable is empty. Has no functions in it.
    var fileSystem = require('fs');
}

ClientPlugin.$inject = [ 'eventBus', 'canvas' ];

module.exports = {
  __init__: [ 'clientPlugin' ],
  clientPlugin: [ 'type', ClientPlugin ]
};

Am I doing it wrong? Is there some trick to obtain the right object?

Thank you for your advice.


#2

Hey,
have you tried using window.require instead of only require?


#3

For everyone ending up in this thread a bit of warning.

We do not consider file system access for client-side plug-ins a public feature and keep it open to remove that functionality any time.

Rationale: It can be a potential security threat.


closed #4