Is there a way to add already pinned files to an immutable folder without having to
cat and then re-
I have lots of files already pinned and I’d like to add them to a folder where I get a single folder CID that contains the files. I’m aware I can do this by adding the files to ipfs using
ipfs.add, setting the
wrapWithDirectory option to
true and then setting the
path option to
myFolderName/myFile.txt which gives me two CIDs (one for the file and one for the directory). But I already added my files to ipfs, so how can I add them to a folder without re-downloading (
ipfs.cat) them and then re-uploading (
The easiest way would be to put your files into MFS. (see ipfs files *) commands. Or you can use the
ipfs object patch add-link command
@int were you able to figure this out? I have a set of hashes and I want to group them under one folder. I have been looking at IPLD and creating a dag of all the hashes and it’s children…
@Botch zac’s answer above was correct.
Step 1: create the object to wrap the files (the root CID):
Step 2: add each file one at a time like with patch
If I remember correctly each time you add a new link you get a new root CID so be aware of that. I’m not sure there’s a way to add multiple links in a single call, but I wish there was. Please let us know if you find out I’m wrong about multiples. thanks!