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This is an old revision of CommandXfile made by DavidLee on 2009-12-29 08:25:42.


Command xfile


xfile file name manipulations


xfile [ serialization options ] [options] [filename [base]]

options are one of

basename of file without directory or extension
basename of file with directory but without extension
name of file without directory
-N name
exactly as given, including directory if present but converted to java format
Directory component
absolute path
cannonical path
extension only including the "."
outputs a file scheme URI
-sConverts the filename to local system notation otherwise outputs Java notation

Supports the standard [ serialization options ]

If [filename] is ommitted the current directory is used
if [base] is provided then it is added as a new component to the filename prior to executing the options
If [base] is an absolute path (on windows this means a drive letter or UNC path, on unix starting with /) then
filename is ignored. This allows xfile to be used to conditionally resolve relative paths.


Prints a component of a filename or path.

xfile -a


xfile -e $PWD/


Resolve a relative path
xfile /tmp foo/bar


Resolve a absoute path on windows
xfile /tmp c:/foo/bar


Windows Notes

On Windows systems, the output filename is converted to the Java notation unless the -s argument is given. This changes \ to / but preserves any drive letter.

Return Value

Returns 0 if the command executed successfully, 1 if there was an error.

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