Returns the path portion of a given URL.


func CFURLCopyStrictPath(_ anURL: CFURL!, _ isAbsolute: UnsafeMutablePointer<DarwinBoolean>!) -> CFString!



The CFURL object to examine.


On return, indicates whether the path of anURL is absolute.

Return Value

The path of anURL, or NULL if the URL cannot be decomposed (doesn't conform to RFC 1808). Ownership follows the create rule. See The Create Rule.


This function does not resolve the URL against its base, nor does it replace percent escape sequences. This function's return value does not include a leading slash and uses isAbsolute to report whether the URL's path is absolute. If this behavior is not appropriate, use the CFURLCopyPath(_:) function whose return value includes the leading slash (giving the path the normal POSIX appearance). You may also want to use the CFURLCopyFileSystemPath(_:_:) function, which returns the URL's path as a file system path for the given path style. If the path is to be passed to file system calls, you may also want to use the function CFURLGetFileSystemRepresentation(_:_:_:_:), which returns a C string.

See Also

Accessing the Parts of a URL

func CFURLCanBeDecomposed(CFURL!) -> Bool

Determines if the given URL conforms to RFC 1808 and therefore can be decomposed.

func CFURLCopyFragment(CFURL!, CFString!) -> CFString!

Returns the fragment from a given URL.

func CFURLCopyHostName(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the host name of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyLastPathComponent(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the last path component of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyNetLocation(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the net location portion of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyParameterString(CFURL!, CFString!) -> CFString!

Returns the parameter string from a given URL.

func CFURLCopyPassword(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the password of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyPath(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the path portion of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyPathExtension(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the path extension of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyQueryString(CFURL!, CFString!) -> CFString!

Returns the query string of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyResourceSpecifier(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns any additional resource specifiers after the path.

func CFURLCopyScheme(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the scheme portion of a given URL.

func CFURLCopyUserName(CFURL!) -> CFString!

Returns the user name from a given URL.

func CFURLGetPortNumber(CFURL!) -> Int32

Returns the port number from a given URL.

func CFURLHasDirectoryPath(CFURL!) -> Bool

Determines if a given URL's path represents a directory.