Instance Property

absolutePath

A Boolean value that indicates whether the receiver represents an absolute path.

Declaration

@property(getter=isAbsolutePath, readonly) BOOL absolutePath;

Discussion

YES if the receiver (if interpreted as a path) represents an absolute path, otherwise NO.

See String Programming Guide for more information on paths.

Note that this method only works with file paths (not, for example, string representations of URLs). The method does not check the filesystem for the existence of the path (use fileExistsAtPath: or similar methods in NSFileManager for that task).

See Also

Working with Paths

+ pathWithComponents:

Returns a string built from the strings in a given array by concatenating them with a path separator between each pair.

pathComponents

The file-system path components of the receiver.

- completePathIntoString:caseSensitive:matchesIntoArray:filterTypes:

Interprets the receiver as a path in the file system and attempts to perform filename completion, returning a numeric value that indicates whether a match was possible, and by reference the longest path that matches the receiver.

fileSystemRepresentation

A file system-specific representation of the receiver.

- getFileSystemRepresentation:maxLength:

Interprets the receiver as a system-independent path and fills a buffer with a C-string in a format and encoding suitable for use with file-system calls.

lastPathComponent

The last path component of the receiver.

pathExtension

The path extension, if any, of the string as interpreted as a path.

stringByAbbreviatingWithTildeInPath

A new string that replaces the current home directory portion of the current path with a tilde (~) character.

- stringByAppendingPathComponent:

Returns a new string made by appending to the receiver a given string.

- stringByAppendingPathExtension:

Returns a new string made by appending to the receiver an extension separator followed by a given extension.

stringByDeletingLastPathComponent

A new string made by deleting the last path component from the receiver, along with any final path separator.

stringByDeletingPathExtension

A new string made by deleting the extension (if any, and only the last) from the receiver.

stringByExpandingTildeInPath

A new string made by expanding the initial component of the receiver to its full path value.

stringByResolvingSymlinksInPath

A new string made from the receiver by resolving all symbolic links and standardizing path.

stringByStandardizingPath

A new string made by removing extraneous path components from the receiver.

- stringsByAppendingPaths:

Returns an array of strings made by separately appending to the receiver each string in a given array.