checking if a path is relative?

Kevin Miller kevin at
Mon Jan 21 13:45:10 EST 2002

On 19/1/02 11:41 am, Almesjö Niklas <niklas_almesjo at> wrote:

> Is there any way to check if a path is relative or
> absolute? On windows I think an absolute path always
> contain a ":", and a relative can not contain ":". But on
> Mac.. an absolute path does not contain ":". Anything else
> you can check for?
> any ideas appreciated,

You're right about Windows, and on the Mac and other platforms (not Windows)
check for a leading slash.


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