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[ file->realpath ]


The [file->realPath] method is a private method that returns the full path to a file. If it is called without a parameter, it returns the full path based on the path stored in the [file] object itself. If it is called with a parameter, it returns the full path to the path referenced by the parameter.

  • Syntax
define file->myMethod => {

define file->myMethod => {
    local(path) = ...
  • Beginner

Create a method to return the full path of a file

The code below creates member method [file->fileSystemPath] that returns the full path to a file. It then test the method by creating a [file] object with a web-root based path and calling the new method. The result assumes that your web-root is the standard Mac OS X path to the web-root (/Library/WebServer/Documents/).


define file->fileSystemPath(path::string=.path) => {
    return .realPath(#path)
local(my_file)  = file('/rhino/test.txt')



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