canonicalize_file_name - return the canonicalized absolute pathname
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <stdlib.h> char * canonicalize_file_name (char * path);
The canonicalize_file_name() function returns a null-terminated string containing the canonicalized absolute pathname corresponding to
path. In the returned string, symbolic links are resolved, as are
.. pathname components. Consecutive slash (
/) characters are replaced by a single slash.
canonicalize_file_name(path) is equivalent to the call:
On success, canonicalize_file_name() returns a null-terminated string. On error (e.g., a pathname component is unreadable or does not exist), canonicalize_file_name() returns NULL and sets
errno to indicate the error.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
This function is a GNU extension.
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