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pathconv

Section: FMLI Commands (1F)
Updated: 5 Jul 1990
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NAME

pathconv - search FMLI criteria for filename  

SYNOPSIS

pathconv [-f] [-v alias]

pathconv [-t] [-l] [-nnum] [-v string]  

DESCRIPTION

The pathconv function converts an alias to its pathname. By default, it takes the alias as a string from the standard input.  

OPTIONS

-f If -f is specified, the full path will be returned (this is the default).

-t If -t is specified, pathconv will truncate a pathname specified in string in a format suitable for display as a frame title. This format is a shortened version of the full pathname, created by deleting components of the path from the middle of the string until it is under DISPLAYW --- 6 characters in length, and then inserting ellipses ( ... ) between the remaining pieces. Ellipses are also used to show truncation at the ends of the strings if necessary, unless the -l option is given.

-l If -l is specified, < and > will be used instead of ellipses ( ... ) to indicate truncation at the ends of the string generated by the -t option. Using -l allows display of the longest possible string while still notifying users it has been truncated.

-nnum If -n is specified, num is the maximum length of the string (in characters) generated by the -t option. The argument num can be any integer from 1 to 255.

-valias |string If the -v option is used, then alias or string can be specified when pathconv is called. The argument alias must be an alias defined in the alias_file named when fmli was invoked. The argument string can only be used with the -t option and must be a pathname.

 

EXAMPLES

Example 1: A sample that uses pathconv to construct the menu title. It searches for MYPATH in the alias_file named when fmli command.

Here is a menu descriptor that uses pathconv to construct the menu title. It searches for MYPATH in the alias_file named when fmli was invoked:

menu=`pathconv -v MYPATH/ls`
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where there is a line in alias_file that defines MYPATH. For example, MYPATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/bin.

Here is a menu descriptor that takes alias from the standard input.

menu=`echo MYPATH/ls | pathconv`
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ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWcsu

 

SEE ALSO

fmli(1), attributes(5)
 


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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