base/utils/paths.zeek

Functions to parse and manipulate UNIX style paths and directories.

Summary

Constants

absolute_path_pat: pattern

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.