@antora/expand-path-helper

    2.0.0 • Public • Published

    @antora/expand-path-helper

    A Node.js module that provides a helper function to expand a path to a normalized absolute path. This function also expands the following shorthand expressions when used as the first path segment: dot (.), tilde (~), or tilde plus (~+). The expanded path is system dependent. Developed for use in Antora.

    Install

    $ npm i @antora/expand-path-helper

    or

    $ yarn add @antora/expand-path-helper

    API

    function expandPath (path, { base = '~+', cwd, dot = '.' } = {}) { ... }

    Expands the specified path to a normalized absolute path.

    • path <string> - The path to expand. This parameter is required. If the path is already absolute, the path is normalized and returned.
    • context <Object> - Named parameters that control how the path is resolved. All named parameters are optional. This parameter can also be specified as a String, in which case it is used as the base argument.
    • context.base <string> - The base directory from which to resolve a relative path instead of the working directory. This named parameter is optional.
    • context.cwd <string> - The absolute directory to use as the working directory instead of the current working directory. This named parameter is optional.
    • context.dot - The value to use to replace a leading dot (.) segment. This named parameter is optional. If the dot argument is ., which is the default value, the base argument is used instead.

    The main purpose of this function is path expansion and normalization. If the first segment of the path argument, the base argument, or the dot argument is ~ or ~+, that value is expanded to the user's home directory or current working directory, respectively. If the first segment of the path argument is ., that value is replaced with the dot argument after the dot argument is expanded.

    Usage

    The output of expandPath depends on the system on which it is run (specifically on the path.sep value).

    *nix

    const expandPath = require('@antora/expand-path-helper')
    
    expandPath('/absolute/path')
    //=> /absolute/path
    
    expandPath('/absolute/./path/..')
    //=> /absolute
    
    expandPath('foo/bar')
    //=> $PWD/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('./foo/bar')
    //=> $PWD/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('~/foo/bar')
    //=> $HOME/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('~+/foo/bar')
    //=> $PWD/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('~+/foo/bar', { cwd: '/working/dir' })
    //=> /working/dir/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('foo/bar', '/base/dir')
    //=> /base/dir/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('foo/bar', { base: '/base/dir' })
    //=> /base/dir/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('./foo/bar', { base: '/base/dir' })
    //=> /base/dir/foo/bar
    
    expandPath('./foo/bar', { dot: '/dot/dir' })
    //=> /dot/dir/foo/bar

    Windows

    const expandPath = require('@antora/expand-path-helper')
    
    expandPath('C:\\absolute\\path')
    //=> C:\absolute\path
    
    expandPath('C:\\absolute\\.\\path\\..')
    //=> C:\absolute
    
    expandPath('foo\\bar')
    //=> C:\current\directory\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('.\\foo\\bar')
    //=> C:\current\directory\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('~\\foo\\bar')
    //=> C:\Users\user\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('~+\\foo\\bar')
    //=> C:\current\directory\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('~+\\foo\\bar', { cwd: 'C:\\working\\dir' })
    //=> C:\working\dir\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('foo\\bar', 'C:\\base\\dir')
    //=> C:\base\dir\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('foo\\bar', { base: 'C:\\base\\dir' })
    //=> C:\base\dir\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('.\\foo\\bar', { base: 'C:\\base\\dir' })
    //=> C:\base\dir\foo\bar
    
    expandPath('.\\foo\\bar', { dot: 'C:\\dot\\dir' })
    //=> C:\dot\dir\foo\bar

    On Windows, the input path may use forward slashes, but the expanded path will always have backslashes.

    Copyright and License

    Copyright (C) 2018-present by OpenDevise Inc. and the individual contributors to Antora.

    Use of this software is granted under the terms of the Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 (MPL-2.0).

    Install

    npm i @antora/expand-path-helper

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