base/utils/paths.zeek

Functions to parse and manipulate UNIX style paths and directories.

Summary

Functions

build_path: function Constructs a path to a file given a directory and a file name.
build_path_compressed: function Returns a compressed path to a file given a directory and file name.
extract_path: function Given an arbitrary string, extracts a single, absolute path (directory with filename).

Detailed Interface

Constants

absolute_path_pat
Type:

pattern

Default:
/^?((\/|[A-Za-z]:[\\\/]).*)$?/

Functions

build_path
Type:function (dir: string, file_name: string) : string

Constructs a path to a file given a directory and a file name.

Dir:the directory in which the file lives.
File_name:the name of the file.
Returns:the concatenation of the directory path and file name, or just the file name if it’s already an absolute path.
build_path_compressed
Type:function (dir: string, file_name: string) : string

Returns a compressed path to a file given a directory and file name. See build_path and compress_path.

extract_path
Type:function (input: string) : string

Given an arbitrary string, extracts a single, absolute path (directory with filename).

Todo

Make this work on Window’s style directories.

Input:a string that may contain an absolute path.
Returns:the first absolute path found in input string, else an empty string.