[Dev-luatex] platform specific functionality

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Mar 15 18:34:15 CET 2010

T T wrote:
> The problem was to create a directory path with all intermediate ones
> if they don't exist. lfs.mkdir cannot create a hierarchy.

Ah, I see. I any case, I have applied your patch already, exactly
as-is. I'll think about a unix solution.

> Once I started coding this, I realized it's not so simple in general,
> because one needs to resolve the path first, get rid of all the '..'
> and '.' etc. GetFullPathName call is very handy for this, so I thought
> it would be nice to access it. Too bad that there is no reliable
> equivalent on Unix.
> For now I ended up with 'cmd.exe /c mkdir
> "some\dir\hierarchy\to\create"' :->. I'm not very proud of this
> solution but it gets the job done for this particular problem.
> Cheers,
> Tomek
> PS. Perhaps Unix's realpath is not the best match for what
> GetFullPathName does. With GetFullPathName the resolved path does not
> have to exist.

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