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    A utility library for Atom for resolving relative links into special folders such as the installation directory or the user's home directory. This uses a special "pseudo drive" prefix on the directory to translate into an absolute path.

    Prefix Location
    application: The directory the application is installed into.
    home: The current user's home directory.
    ~ Same as home:.
    config: The configuration folder.
    desktop: The user's desktop.
    documents: The user's documents (My Documents) folder.
    downloads: The user's download folder.
    project: Only used with getProjectPath(), gets the project root relative to the given buffer.

    The above prefixes are case-insensitive and strip out dashes so APPDATA:, appdata: and app-data: all resolve to the application data directory. This is to make it more tolerant toward non-technical users entering data.

    Any leading slashes (/) after the colon (or ~) will be stripped off and the remaining path will be treated as a file relative to that location. For example, on Unix, home:etc/dictionaries would resolve to $HOME/etc/dictionaries. home:/etc/dictionaries and home://etc/dictionaries resolve to the same path.

    Absolute paths are passed in. If a relative path is given, either by prefixing with a ./ or not having a leading slash or drive, then relatively to the current working drive will be used.


    getPath(spec) ⇒ string

    Returns an absolute path from the given spec.

    Param Type Description
    spec string A path specifier which may be an absolute, pseudo-drive, or relative path.



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