Method: File.expand_path

Defined in:
file.c

+ (Object) expand_path(file_name[, dir_string])

Converts a pathname to an absolute pathname. Relative paths are referenced from the current working directory of the process unless dir_string is given, in which case it will be used as the starting point. The given pathname may start with a "~'', which expands to the process owner's home directory (the environment variable HOME must be set correctly). "~user'' expands to the named user's home directory.

File.expand_path("~oracle/bin")           #=> "/home/oracle/bin"
File.expand_path("../../bin", "/tmp/x")   #=> "/bin"


# File 'file.c'

/*
 *  call-seq:
 *     File.expand_path(file_name [, dir_string] )  ->  abs_file_name
 *
 *  Converts a pathname to an absolute pathname. Relative paths are
 *  referenced from the current working directory of the process unless
 *  <i>dir_string</i> is given, in which case it will be used as the
 *  starting point. The given pathname may start with a
 *  ``<code>~</code>'', which expands to the process owner's home
 *  directory (the environment variable <code>HOME</code> must be set
 *  correctly). ``<code>~</code><i>user</i>'' expands to the named
 *  user's home directory.
 *
 *     File.expand_path("~oracle/bin")           #=> "/home/oracle/bin"
 *     File.expand_path("../../bin", "/tmp/x")   #=> "/bin"
 */

VALUE
rb_file_s_expand_path(int argc, VALUE *argv)
{
    VALUE fname, dname;

    if (argc == 1) {
    return rb_file_expand_path(argv[0], Qnil);
    }
    rb_scan_args(argc, argv, "11", &fname, &dname);

    return rb_file_expand_path(fname, dname);
}

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