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Old 08-27-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Smile Find file/dir path


Hello everyone. Can anybody tell me how can I get the absolute path of a file/directory? Thank you.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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pwd will give you your present working directory.
...no sure what your asking for... do you know the filename?

if so you can use find / -name yourfilename to locate a specific file on disk.
Or you can use (slocate yourfilename)

If this doesn't answer your needs please repost specifics.
cheers
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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You are right I was ambigous. I know the relative path of the file.
Do you think I should use pwd to find out the absolute path to the curent directory and then join this path with the relative given path?
I don't know..

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Old 08-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #4
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Well, there's a problem with using "pwd" to get the current directory. If you are in a symlinked directory, "pwd" won't give you the absolute path.
For instance, I have a symlinked directory, called '/kdm-sessions', which points to '/usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions', and if I go "cd /kdm-sessions; pwd", I get "/kdm-sessions".
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:00 PM   #5
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Try that one:
Code:
realPath()
{
  if [ -d $1 ]
  then
    (cd $1; pwd)
  else
    if [ -f $1 ]
    then
      echo $(cd $(dirname $1); pwd)/$(basename $1)
    else
      echo $1 not found
    fi
  fi
}
 
Old 08-28-2006, 04:49 AM   #6
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This is great! Thank you
 
  


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