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Standardized a path.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 10.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.StandardizePath"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The file path to standardize. "~/test"


Returns OK or error.


Standardized a path.
On MacOS, expands tilde, reduce empty components, references to current directory and symbolic links.
On Windows, we resolve environment variables and get the full path.
On Linux, we resolve symbolic links, reduce empty components and resolve relative paths.


Resolve path on Mac with ~ inside:

MBS( "Files.StandardizePath"; "~/test/./testing" )

Example result: /Users/cs/test/testing

Resolve environment variable on Windows:

MBS( "Files.StandardizePath"; "%HOMEPATH%\test.txt")

Example result: C:\Users\Christian\test.txt

Resolves on Windows an not needed folder name and two dots:

MBS( "Files.StandardizePath"; "%APPDATA%\notneeded\..\test.txt")

Example result: C:\Users\Christian\AppData\Roaming\test.txt

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Created 18th June 2020, last changed 19th June 2020

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