|LaTeXML::Util::Pathname(3pm)||User Contributed Perl Documentation||LaTeXML::Util::Pathname(3pm)|
NAME¶"LaTeXML::Util::Pathname" - portable pathname and file-system utilities
DESCRIPTION¶This module combines the functionality File::Spec and File::Basename to give a consistent set of filename utilities for LaTeXML. A pathname is represented by a simple string.
- "$path = pathname_make(%peices);"
- Constructs a pathname from the keywords in pieces dir : directory name : the filename (possibly with extension) type : the filename extension
- "($dir,$name,$type) = pathname_split($path);"
- Splits the pathname $path into the components: directory, name and type.
- "$path = pathname_canonical($path);"
- Canonicallizes the pathname $path by simplifying repeated slashes, dots representing the current or parent directory, etc.
- "$dir = pathname_directory($path);"
- Returns the directory component of the pathname $path.
- "$name = pathname_name($path);"
- Returns the name component of the pathname $path.
- "$type = pathname_type($path);"
- Returns the type component of the pathname $path.
- "$path = pathname_concat($dir,$file);"
- Returns the pathname resulting from concatenating the directory $dir and filename $file.
- "$boole = pathname_is_absolute($path);"
- Returns whether the pathname $path appears to be an absolute pathname.
- "$boole = pathname_is_url($path);"
- Returns whether the pathname $path appears to be a url, rather than local file.
- "$rel = pathname_is_contained($path,$base);"
- Checks whether $path is underneath the directory $base; if so it returns the pathname $path relative to $base; otherwise returns undef.
- "$path = pathname_relative($path,$base);"
- If $path is an absolute, non-URL pathname, returns the pathname relative to the directory $base, otherwise simply returns the canonical form of $path.
- "$path = pathname_absolute($path,$base);"
- Returns the absolute pathname resulting from interpretting $path relative to the directory $base. If $path is already absolute, it is returned unchanged.
File System Operations¶
- "$modtime = pathname_timestamp($path);"
- Returns the modification time of the file named by $path, or undef if the file does not exist.
- "$path = pathname_cwd();"
- Returns the current working directory.
- "$dir = pathname_mkdir($dir);"
- Creates the directory $dir and all missing ancestors. It returns $dir if successful, else undef.
- "$dest = pathname_copy($source,$dest);"
- Copies the file $source to $dest if needed; ie. if $dest is missing or older than $source. It preserves the timestamp of $source.
- "$path = pathname_find($name,%options);"
- Finds the first file named $name that exists and
that matches the specification in the keywords
%options. An absolute pathname is returned.
If $name is not already an absolute pathname, then the option "paths" determines directories to recursively search. It should be a list of pathnames, any relative paths are interpreted relative to the current directory. If "paths" is omitted, then the current directory is searched.
If the option "installation_subdir" is given, it indicates, in addition to the above, a directory relative to the LaTeXML installation directory to search. This allows files included with the distribution to be found.
The "types" option specifies a list of filetypes to search for. If not supplied, then the filename must match exactly. The type "*" matches any extension.
- "@paths = pathname_findall($name,%options);"
- Like "pathname_find", but returns all matching (absolute) paths that exist.
AUTHOR¶Bruce Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COPYRIGHT¶Public domain software, produced as part of work done by the United States Government & not subject to copyright in the US.