Initializer

init(fileURLWithPath:)

Initializes a newly created NSURL referencing the local file or directory at path.

Declaration

init(fileURLWithPath path: String)

Parameters

path

The path that the NSURL object will represent. path should be a valid system path, and must not be an empty path. If path begins with a tilde, it must first be expanded with expandingTildeInPath. If path is a relative path, it is treated as being relative to the current working directory.

Return Value

An NSURL object initialized with path.

Discussion

Invoking this method is equivalent to invoking init(scheme:host:path:) with scheme NSURLFileScheme, a nil host, and path.

This method assumes that path is a directory if it ends with a slash. If path does not end with a slash, the method examines the file system to determine if path is a file or a directory. If path exists in the file system and is a directory, the method appends a trailing slash. If path does not exist in the file system, the method assumes that it represents a file and does not append a trailing slash.

As an alternative, consider using init(fileURLWithPath:isDirectory:), which allows you to explicitly specify whether the returned NSURL object represents a file or directory.

See Also

Related Symbols

class func fileURL(withPath: String)

Initializes and returns a newly created NSURL object as a file URL with a specified path.