Creating an adapter
If you want to address a file system, and there’s no adapter available, you’ll need to create your own.
What is an adapter
An adapter can be seen as a plug - it bridges the gap between initially incompatible API’s. The job of the adapter is to translate requests into calls the file system understands and re-format responses to comply with the interface of the generic file system.
An adapter should NEVER be used directly. It should
ONLY be used to create a
The main interface to implement
An adapter is required to be an implementation of
League\Flysystem\AdapterInterface. This interface
dictates all the methods that need to be implemented.
The interface of an adapter is similar to the
League\Flysystem\FilesystemInterface, the method
names are the same, but the response is often different.
Responses from adapters are often arrays containing the
requested value. This is done because many calls to
file systems return more values than initially requested
by the client. In order to be able to optimize file system
handling, all metadata is returned. For instance, when a
listContents call not only returns the paths, but also
timestamps or other related metadata, this information is
not lost. This information is returned through metadata, allowing
caching decorators to pick it up, and store for further use.
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Sharing the wealth
Have you created an adapter? Be sure to let us know! Either create an issue on the GitHub repository, or send a PR adding a link to the README. Contributions are always very welcome.