Tcl_SplitPath, Tcl_JoinPath, Tcl_GetPathType - manipulate platform-
dependent file paths
Tcl_SplitPath(path, argcPtr, argvPtr)
Tcl_JoinPath(argc, argv, resultPtr)
CONST char * CONST *argvPtr(in)
File path in a form appropriate
for the current platform (see the
filename manual entry for accept-
able forms for path names).
int *argcPtr (out) Filled in with number of path ele-
ments in path.
CONST char ***argvPtr (out) *argvPtr will be filled in with
the address of an array of point-
ers to the strings that are the
extracted elements of path. There
will be *argcPtr valid entries in
the array, followed by a NULL
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.
These procedures have been superceded by the objectified procedures in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 com-
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 ele-
ments. It is the caller's responsibility to free all of this storage.
For example, suppose that you have called Tcl_SplitPath with the fol-
Tcl_SplitPath(string, &argc, &argv);
Then you should eventually free the storage with a call like the fol-
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 sep-
arators 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 descrip-
tion of the path types for each platform.
file, filename, join, path, split, type
Tcl 7.5 Tcl_SplitPath(3)
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