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Macaulay2Doc :: toAbsolutePath

toAbsolutePath -- the absolute path version of a file name

Synopsis

Description

i1 : toAbsolutePath "a/b.m2"

o1 = /home/m2user/src/M2/M2/BUILD/dan/builds.tmp/arch-release-1.17/Macaulay2/
     packages/Macaulay2Doc-temporary/a/b.m2

Paths of the form foo/x/../bar, are shortened to foo/bar without checking the file system to see whether x is a symbolic link. For the other behavior, see realpath.

See also

For the programmer

The object toAbsolutePath is a function closure.