MirBSD manpage: XtResolvePathname(3)

XtResolvePathname(3Xt)    XT FUNCTIONS     XtResolvePathname(3Xt)


     XtResolvePathname - search for a file using standard substi-


     String XtResolvePathname(Display *display, String type,
          String filename, String suffix, String path, Substitu-
          tion substitutions, Cardinal num_substitutions,
          XtFilePredicate predicate);


     display     Specifies the display to use to find the
                 language for language substitutions.

     suffix      Specify values to substitute into the path.

     path        Specifies the list of file specifications, or

                 Specifies a list of additional substitutions to
                 make into the path, or NULL.

                 Specifies the number of entries in substitu-

     predicate   Specifies a procedure called to judge each
                 potential file name, or NULL.


     The substitutions specified by XtResolvePathname are deter-
     mined from the value of the language string retrieved by
     XtDisplayInitialize for the specified display. To set the
     language for all applications specify ``*xnlLanguage: lang''
     in the resource database. The format and content of the
     language string are implementation-defined.   One suggested
     syntax is to compose the language string of three parts;  a
     ``language  part'',  a ``territory  part'' and a ``codeset
     part''.  The manner in which this composition is accom-
     plished is implementation-defined and the Intrinsics make no
     interpretation of the parts other than to use them in sub-
     stitutions as described below.

     XtResolvePathname calls XtFindFile with the following sub-
     stitutions in addition to any passed by the caller and
     returns the value returned by XtFindFile:

     %N   The value of the filename parameter, or the
          application's class name if filename is NULL.

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XtResolvePathname(3Xt)    XT FUNCTIONS     XtResolvePathname(3Xt)

     %T   The value of the type parameter.

     %S   The value of the suffix parameter.

     %L   The language string associated with the specified

     %l   The language part of the display's language string.

     %t   The territory part of the display's language string.

     %c   The codeset part of the display's language string.

     %C   The customization string retrieved from the resource
          database associated with display.

     %D   The value of the implementation-specific default path.

     If a path is passed to XtResolvePathname, it will be passed
     along to XtFindFile. If the path argument is NULL, the value
     of the XFILESEARCHPATH environment variable will be passed
     to XtFindFile. If XFILESEARCHPATH is not defined, an
     implementation-specific default path will be used which con-
     tains at least 6 entries.  These entries must contain the
     following substitutions:

     1. %C, %N, %S, %T, %L    or%C, %N, %S, %T, %l, %t, %c
     2. %C, %N, %S, %T, %l
     3. %C, %N, %S, %T
     4. %N, %S, %T, %L   or   %N, %S, %T, %l, %t, %c
     5. %N, %S, %T, %l
     6. %N, %S, %T

     The order of these six entries within the path must be as
     given above. The order and use of substitutions within a
     given entry is implementation dependent. If the path begins
     with a colon, it will be preceded by %N%S.  If the path
     includes two adjacent colons, %N%S will be inserted between

     The type parameter is intended to be a category of files,
     usually being translated into a directory in the pathname.
     Possible values might include ``app-defaults'', ``help'',
     and ``bitmap''.

     The suffix parameter is intended to be appended to the file
     name. Possible values might include ``.txt'', ``.dat'', and

     A suggested value for the default path on POSIX-based sys-
     tems is

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XtResolvePathname(3Xt)    XT FUNCTIONS     XtResolvePathname(3Xt)


     Using this example, if the user has specified a language, it
     will be used as a subdirectory of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 that
     will be searched for other files.  If the desired file is
     not found there, the lookup will be tried again using just
     the language part of the specification. If the file is not
     there, it will be looked for in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11.  The
     type parameter is used as a subdirectory of the language
     directory or of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11, and suffix is appended
     to the file name.

     The %D substitution allows the addition of path elements to
     the implementation-specific default path, typically to allow
     additional directories to be searched without preventing
     resources in the system directories from being found.  For
     example, a user installing resource files under a directory
     called ``ourdir'' might set XFILESEARCHPATH to


     The customization string is obtained by querying the
     resource database currently associated with the display (the
     database returned by XrmGetDatabase) for the resource
     application_name.customization, class
     application_class.Customization where application_name and
     application_class are the values returned by XtGetApplica-
     tionNameAndClass. If no value is specified in the database,
     the empty string is used.

     It is the responsibility of the caller to free the returned
     string using XtFree when it is no longer needed.


     X Toolkit Intrinsics - C Language Interface
     Xlib - C Language X Interface

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