CANONICALIZE_FILE_NAME(3)inux Programmer's ManualNONICALIZE_FILE_NAME(3)
canonicalize_file_name - return the canonicalized absolute pathname
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <stdlib.h> char *canonicalize_file_name(const char *path);
The canonicalize_file_name() function returns a null-terminated string containing the canonicalized absolute pathname corresponding to path. In the returned string, symbolic links are resolved, as are . and .. pathname components. Consecutive slash (/) characters are replaced by a single slash. The returned string is dynamically allocated by canonicalize_file_name() and the caller should deallocate it with free(3) when it is no longer required. The call canonicalize_file_name(path) is equivalent to the call: realpath(path, NULL);
On success, canonicalize_file_name() returns a null-terminated string. On error (e.g., a pathname component is unreadable or does not exist), canonicalize_file_name() returns NULL and sets errno to indicate the error.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). ┌─────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐ │Interface │ Attribute │ Value │ ├─────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤ │canonicalize_file_name() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │ └─────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
This function is a GNU extension.
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