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System Calls                                       resolvepath(2)



NAME
     resolvepath - resolve all symbolic links of a path name

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int resolvepath(const char *path, char *buf, size_t bufsiz);

DESCRIPTION
     The resolvepath() function fully resolves all symbolic links
     in  the  path  name  path into a resulting path name free of
     symbolic links and places the resulting  path  name  in  the
     buffer  buf  which  has size bufsiz. The resulting path name
     names the same file or directory as the original path  name.
     All  ``.''  components  are eliminated and every non-leading
     ``..'' component is eliminated together with  its  preceding
     directory  component.  If leading ``..'' components reach to
     the root directory, they  are  replaced  by  ``/''.  If  the
     number of bytes in the resulting path name is less than buf-
     siz, the contents of the remainder of buf are unspecified.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, resolvepath() returns the  count
     of  bytes  placed  in the buffer. Otherwise, it returns  -1,
     leaves the buffer unchanged, and sets errno to indicate  the
     error.

ERRORS
     The resolvepath() function will fail if:

     EACCES
           Search permission is denied for  a  component  of  the
           path  prefix  of  path  or for a path prefix component
           resulting from the resolution of a symbolic link.

     EFAULT
           The path or buf argument points to an illegal address.

     EIO   An I/O error occurred while reading from the file sys-
           tem.

     ENOENT
           The path argument is an empty string or a component of
           path  or a path name component produced by resolving a
           symbolic link does not name an existing file.

     ELOOP Too many symbolic links were encountered in  resolving
           path.

     ENAMETOOLONG
           The length of path exceeds PATH_MAX, or  a  path  name
           component   is   longer   than   NAME_MAX.  Path  name



SunOS 5.9           Last change: 12 May 1997                    1






System Calls                                       resolvepath(2)



           resolution of a symbolic link produced an intermediate
           result  whose  length  exceeds PATH_MAX or a component
           whose length exceeds NAME_MAX.

     ENOTDIR
           A component of the path prefix of path or  of  a  path
           prefix  component  resulting  from the resolution of a
           symbolic link is not a directory.

USAGE
     No more than PATH_MAX bytes will be placed  in  the  buffer.
     Applications should not assume that the returned contents of
     the buffer are null-terminated.

SEE ALSO
     readlink(2), realpath(3C)







































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