Articles Tagged "realpath"
Shortly after my recent post of a
realpath implementation in
bash my friend David Kendal suggested a C implementation would be preferable. I have to admit, it’s far simpler code, it wraps around the actual
realpath() so no work to make it functionally equivalent, and it’ll be immensely faster (although I haven’t benchmarked it). See his example implementation. I really can’t agree more.
I was recently informed of an issue with the in-development version of
trash (one of the utilities in tools-osx) that required using an absolute path internally instead of a relative path. In most languages one can just run a path through
realpath() to get the absolute path for a relative path, but
trash was developed in) doesn’t have an equivalent. Many people suggest
readlink, but it’s generally only included in Linux distributions, so BSD-based operating systems (incl. Mac OS X) are a bit out of luck.