MirOS Manual: revpath(1)


REVPATH(1)          UNIX Programmer's Manual           REVPATH(1)

NAME

     revpath - generate a relative path that can be used to undo
     a change-directory

SYNOPSIS

     revpath path

DESCRIPTION

     The revpath program prints out a relative path that is the
     ``reverse'' or ``inverse'' of path. Start with two direc-
     tories top and bottom, with the latter below the former, and
     path is the location of bottom relative to top. The output
     of revpath is the location of top relative to bottom. The
     resulting path contains a trailing `/' character when the
     result is non-trivial. If path is equivalent to `.', the
     resulting output is empty. If path is invalid in some way
     (e.g., doesn't represent the path to a subdirectory) the
     output is also empty and no error messages are ever gen-
     erated.

DIAGNOSTICS

     There are no diagnostics.  Error conditions are silently
     ignored, and the exit status is always 0.

BUGS

     It isn't possible to reverse arbitrary relative paths. If
     any path element between the two end points of path is a
     symbolic link, the results will probably be incorrect.

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