Instance Property

pathComponents

The file-system path components of the receiver.

Declaration

@property(readonly, copy) NSArray<NSString *> *pathComponents;

Discussion

The strings in the array appear in the order they did in the receiver. If the string begins or ends with the path separator, then the first or last component, respectively, will contain the separator. Empty components (caused by consecutive path separators) are deleted. For example, this code excerpt:

NSString *path = @"tmp/scratch";
NSArray *pathComponents = [path pathComponents];

produces an array with these contents:

Index

Path Component

0

tmp

1

scratch

If the receiver begins with a slash—for example, “/tmp/scratch”—the array has these contents:

Index

Path Component

0

/

1

tmp

2

scratch

If the receiver has no separators—for example, “scratch”—the array contains the string itself, in this case “scratch”.

Note that this method only works with file paths—not, for example, string representations of URLs.

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.

- 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.

absolutePath

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

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.