drive_mkdir: Create a Drive folder

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

View source: R/drive_mkdir.R

Description

Creates a new Drive folder. To update the metadata of an existing Drive file, including a folder, use drive_update().

Usage

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drive_mkdir(name, path = NULL, ..., overwrite = NA, verbose = deprecated())

Arguments

name

Name for the new folder or, optionally, a path that specifies an existing parent folder, as well as the new name.

path

Target destination for the new folder, i.e. a folder or a shared drive. Can be given as an actual path (character), a file id or URL marked with as_id(), or a dribble. Defaults to your "My Drive" root folder. If path is a shortcut to a folder, it is automatically resolved to its target folder.

...

Named parameters to pass along to the Drive API. Has dynamic dots semantics. You can affect the metadata of the target file by specifying properties of the Files resource via .... Read the "Request body" section of the Drive API docs for the associated endpoint to learn about relevant parameters.

overwrite

Logical, indicating whether to check for a pre-existing file at the targetted "filepath". The quotes around "filepath" refer to the fact that Drive does not impose a 1-to-1 relationship between filepaths and files, like a typical file system; read more about that in drive_get().

  • NA (default): Just do the operation, even if it results in multiple files with the same filepath.

  • TRUE: Check for a pre-existing file at the filepath. If there is zero or one, move a pre-existing file to the trash, then carry on. Note that the new file does not inherit any properties from the old one, such as sharing or publishing settings. It will have a new file ID. An error is thrown if two or more pre-existing files are found.

  • FALSE: Error if there is any pre-existing file at the filepath.

Note that existence checks, based on filepath, are expensive operations, i.e. they require additional API calls.

verbose

[Deprecated] This logical argument to individual googledrive functions is deprecated. To globally suppress googledrive messaging, use options(googledrive_quiet = TRUE) (the default behaviour is to emit informational messages). To suppress messaging in a more limited way, use the helpers local_drive_quiet() or with_drive_quiet().

Value

An object of class dribble, a tibble with one row per file.

See Also

Wraps the files.create endpoint:

Examples

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# Create folder named 'ghi', then another below named it 'jkl' and star it
ghi <- drive_mkdir("ghi")
jkl <- drive_mkdir("ghi/jkl", starred = TRUE)

# is 'jkl' really starred? YES
purrr::pluck(jkl, "drive_resource", 1, "starred")

# Another way to create folder 'mno' in folder 'ghi'
drive_mkdir("mno", path = "ghi")

# Yet another way to create a folder named 'pqr' in folder 'ghi',
# this time with parent folder stored in a dribble,
# and setting the new folder's description
pqr <- drive_mkdir("pqr", path = ghi, description = "I am a folder")

# Did we really set the description? YES
purrr::pluck(pqr, "drive_resource", 1, "description")

# `overwrite = FALSE` errors if something already exists at target filepath
# THIS WILL ERROR!
drive_create("name-squatter", path = ghi)
drive_mkdir("name-squatter", path = ghi, overwrite = FALSE)

# `overwrite = TRUE` moves the existing item to trash, then proceeds
drive_mkdir("name-squatter", path = ghi, overwrite = TRUE)

# list everything inside 'ghi'
drive_ls('ghi')

# clean up
drive_rm(ghi)

googledrive documentation built on July 8, 2021, 5:07 p.m.