SplitPath

Tcl_SplitPath(3)            Tcl Library Procedures            Tcl_SplitPath(3)



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NAME
       Tcl_SplitPath, Tcl_JoinPath, Tcl_GetPathType - manipulate platform-
       dependent file paths

SYNOPSIS
       #include <tcl.h>

       Tcl_SplitPath(path, argcPtr, argvPtr)

       char *
       Tcl_JoinPath(argc, argv, resultPtr)

       Tcl_PathType
       Tcl_GetPathType(path)

ARGUMENTS
       CONST char * CONST         *argvPtr(in)
                                            File path in a form appropriate
                                            for the current platform (see the
                                            filename manual entry for
                                            acceptable forms for path names).

       int           *argcPtr     (out)     Filled in with number of path
                                            elements in path.

       CONST char    ***argvPtr   (out)     *argvPtr will be filled in with
                                            the address of an array of
                                            pointers to the strings that are
                                            the extracted elements of path.
                                            There will be *argcPtr valid
                                            entries in the array, followed by
                                            a NULL entry.

       int           argc         (in)      Number of elements in argv.

       CONST char * CONST         *argv(in) Array of path elements to merge
                                            together into a single path.

       Tcl_DString   *resultPtr   (in/out)  A pointer to an initialized
                                            Tcl_DString to which the result of
                                            Tcl_JoinPath will be appended.
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DESCRIPTION
       These procedures have been superceded by the objectified procedures in
       the FileSystem man page, which are more efficient.

       These procedures may be used to disassemble and reassemble file paths
       in a platform independent manner: they provide C-level access to the
       same functionality as the file split, file join, and file pathtype
       commands.

       Tcl_SplitPath breaks a path into its constituent elements, returning an
       array of pointers to the elements using argcPtr and argvPtr.  The area
       of memory pointed to by *argvPtr is dynamically allocated; in addition
       to the array of pointers, it also holds copies of all the path
       elements.  It is the caller's responsibility to free all of this
       storage.  For example, suppose that you have called Tcl_SplitPath with
       the following code:
              int argc;
              char *path;
              char **argv;
              ...
              Tcl_SplitPath(string, &argc, &argv);
       Then you should eventually free the storage with a call like the
       following:
              Tcl_Free((char *) argv);

       Tcl_JoinPath is the inverse of Tcl_SplitPath: it takes a collection of
       path elements given by argc and argv and generates a result string that
       is a properly constructed path. The result string is appended to
       resultPtr.  ResultPtr must refer to an initialized Tcl_DString.

       If the result of Tcl_SplitPath is passed to Tcl_JoinPath, the result
       will refer to the same location, but may not be in the same form.  This
       is because Tcl_SplitPath and Tcl_JoinPath eliminate duplicate path
       separators and return a normalized form for each platform.

       Tcl_GetPathType returns the type of the specified path, where
       Tcl_PathType is one of TCL_PATH_ABSOLUTE, TCL_PATH_RELATIVE, or
       TCL_PATH_VOLUME_RELATIVE.  See the filename manual entry for a
       description of the path types for each platform.


KEYWORDS
       file, filename, join, path, split, type



Tcl                                   7.5                     Tcl_SplitPath(3)