getcwd.c   [plain text]

/* Emulate getcwd using getwd.
   This function is in the public domain. */


@deftypefn Supplemental char* getcwd (char *@var{pathname}, int @var{len})

Copy the absolute pathname for the current working directory into
@var{pathname}, which is assumed to point to a buffer of at least
@var{len} bytes, and return a pointer to the buffer.  If the current
directory's path doesn't fit in @var{len} characters, the result is
@code{NULL} and @code{errno} is set.  If @var{pathname} is a null pointer,
@code{getcwd} will obtain @var{len} bytes of space using

@end deftypefn


#include "config.h"

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

extern char *getwd ();
extern int errno;

#define MAXPATHLEN 1024

char *
getcwd (buf, len)
  char *buf;
  int len;
  char ourbuf[MAXPATHLEN];
  char *result;

  result = getwd (ourbuf);
  if (result) {
    if (strlen (ourbuf) >= len) {
      errno = ERANGE;
      return 0;
    if (!buf) {
       buf = (char*)malloc(len);
       if (!buf) {
           errno = ENOMEM;
	   return 0;
    strcpy (buf, ourbuf);
  return buf;