In favour of


Consistent filesystem interaction across GHC versions (deprecated)

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MIT licensed by John Millikin
Maintained by FP Complete

Module documentation for


Please see deprecation announcement

This is a small wrapper around the directory, unix, and Win32 packages, for use with system-filepath. It provides a consistent API to the various versions of these packages distributed with different versions of GHC.

In particular, this library supports working with POSIX files that have paths which can't be decoded in the current locale encoding.


  • withHANDLE (Win32) now works on directories #8 #10

  • Use different path encoding on Darwin in POSIX tests #6


Maintenance taken over by FP Complete.

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