[PD] get dir of current pd

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 21:40:21 CEST 2013

Here's how we do it in OpenFrameworks: https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks/blob/develop/libs/openFrameworks/utils/ofFileUtils.cpp#L1400

On Jul 30, 2013, at 3:03 PM, pd-list-request at iem.at wrote:

> From: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [PD] get dir of current pd
> Date: July 30, 2013 2:43:24 PM EDT
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> On 07/30/2013 07:48 AM, yvan volochine wrote:
>> On 30/07/13 08:41, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>> Ok, I figured out how to do this
>> and how do you do?
> In GNU/Linux on some _distros_ you can check the symlink
> /proc/self/exe
> If you do a readink from within C in Pd you'll get the absolute
> path and name of the executable.
> However, if you use the command "readlink" to [shell] I imagine
> the readlink binary will look in the mirror and give you its own
> name back.
> I don't think /proc/self/exe is a requirement of all Linux flavors,
> and I don't know what the BSD OSes do, or OSX.  So I'm reluctant
> to add this to [pdinfo].
> Windows has its own function accessible from C to return the full
> path and name of the executable.
> -Jonathan
>> y

Dan Wilcox

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