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XtFindFile - search for a file using
substitutions in the path list
String XtFindFile(path, substitutions,
The path parameter
specifies a string that consists of a series of potential file names delimited
by colons. Within each name, the percent character specifies a string substitution
selected by the following character. The character sequence ``%:'' specifies
an embedded colon that is not a delimiter; the sequence is replaced by
a single colon. The character sequence ``%%'' specifies a percent character
that does not introduce a substitution; the sequence is replaced by a single
percent character. If a percent character is followed by any other character,
XtFindFile looks through the specified substitutions for that character
in the match field and if found replaces the percent and match characters
with the string in the corresponding substitution field. A substitution
field entry of NULL is equivalent to a pointer to an empty string. If the
operating system does not interpret multiple embedded name separators in
the path (i.e., ``/'' in POSIX) the same way as a single separator, XtFindFile
will collapse multiple separators into a single one after performing
all string substitutions. Except for collapsing embedded separators, the
contents of the string substitutions are not interpreted by XtFindFile
and may therefore contain any operating-system-dependent characters, including
additional name separators. Each resulting string is passed to the predicate
procedure until a string is found for which the procedure returns True;
this string is the return value for XtFindFile. If no string yields
a True return from the predicate, XtFindFile returns NULL.
- Specifies a path of file names, including substitution characters.
- Specifies a list of substitutions to make into a path.
the number of substitutions passed in.
- Specifies a procedure to
call to judge a potential file name, or NULL.
If the predicate
parameter is NULL, an internal procedure that checks if the file exists,
is readable, and is not a directory will be used.
It is the responsibility
of the caller to free the returned string using XtFree when it is no
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