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FMLI Commands                                        pathconv(1F)

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 SunOS 5.8 Last change: 5 Jul 1990 1 FMLI Commands pathconv(1F) named when fmli was invoked: menu=`pathconv -v MYPATH/ls` . . . 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` . . .

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

fmli(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 5 Jul 1990 2