C/C++ Path Library - Cross-Platform

What is cwalk?

cwalk is a lightweight C/C++ library which focuses on file path manipulations. Using cwalk you can easily do things like combine paths, resolve relative paths, create relative paths based on absolute paths, canonicalize paths or read extension information from paths.


Here is a simple example of one thing (normalization) cwalk can do for you. However, there are more features available.

#include <cwalk.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
  char result[FILENAME_MAX];

  // The following function cleans up the input path and writes it
  // to the result buffer.
  cwk_path_normalize( "/var/log/weird/////path/.././..///", result,
  printf("%s\n", result);
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;