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#1 2017-01-20 11:32 AM

eax
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Registered: 2017-01-20
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[SunOS] Right way to define PATH_MAX value

Hello,

I would like to implement program for GNU/Linux and other UNIX-like systems. For opening files I use PATH_MAX variable (from limits.h), but it doesn't work on, for example, SunOS.
How to use PATH_MAX on system without this variable or... what is the right way to implement multi-platform code that use PATH_MAX?

Of course, we can define it additionally:

#include<limits.h>
...
#ifndef PATH_MAX
#define PATH_MAX 4096
#endif

...but maybe there is more intelligent way to do that?

Thank you.

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#2 2017-01-20 01:19 PM

RobSeace
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Re: [SunOS] Right way to define PATH_MAX value

I think it should already be defined somewhere...  Try including <unistd.h>...  Or just grep through "/usr/include/*.h" for it...

You could also call pathconf() to get it, but that's not nearly as helpful as a simple macro, since I assume you want to use it for defining buffer sizes and such...

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#3 2017-01-30 10:38 PM

eax
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Registered: 2017-01-20
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Re: [SunOS] Right way to define PATH_MAX value

Thanks for reply.

I think about some "similar" variable that exist on all Unix-like systems (or most of them).

#ifndef PATH_MAX
# ifdef _POSIX_PATH_MAX
# define PATH_MAX _POSIX_PATH_MAX
# endif
#endif

Last edited by eax (2017-01-30 11:06 PM)

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