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Getting Absolute Paths of UNIX Directories and Filenames in Shell Scripts

Posted 07-08-2011 at 03:05 AM by konsolebox
Updated 07-17-2011 at 09:11 AM by konsolebox
Tags bash, ksh, script, shell, zsh

This post is a compilation of the function getabspath() for different shells that can be used to get the absolute form of a path. The function accepts an argument path then returns the absolute form of it to the variable $__.

bash (3.0 and newer only)
Code:
function getabspath {
	local -a T1 T2
	local -i I=0
	local IFS=/ A

	case "$1" in
	/*)
		read -r -a T1 <<< "$1"
		;;
	*)
		read
...
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