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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for pathconv (opensolaris section 1f)

pathconv(1F)							   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 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 attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
fmli(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Jul 1990 pathconv(1F)