Member predicate Files::Container::getAbsolutePath

Gets the absolute, canonical path of this container, using forward slashes as path separator.

The path starts with a root prefix followed by zero or more path segments separated by forward slashes.

The root prefix is of one of the following forms:

  1. A single forward slash / (Unix-style)
  2. An upper-case drive letter followed by a colon and a forward slash, such as C:/ (Windows-style)
  3. Two forward slashes, a computer name, and then another forward slash, such as //FileServer/ (UNC-style)

Path segments are never empty (that is, absolute paths never contain two contiguous slashes, except as part of a UNC-style root prefix). Also, path segments never contain forward slashes, and no path segment is of the form . (one dot) or .. (two dots).

Note that an absolute path never ends with a forward slash, except if it is a bare root prefix, that is, the path has no path segments. A container whose absolute path has no segments is always a Folder, not a File.

string getAbsolutePath()