Author Topic: Can a console application return the FULL PATH for argv[0]?  (Read 3893 times)

Offline reb77

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Can a console application return the FULL PATH for argv[0]?
« on: October 04, 2013, 11:13:29 pm »
Is there any way to configure Code::Blocks so that console applications return the FULL PATH for argv[0] instead of only returning the name of the program?  I am using the GNU GCC Compiler.  Thanks!

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Re: Can a console application return the FULL PATH for argv[0]?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 11:47:14 pm »
Prepend $(PROJECT_DIR) in Project -> Properties -> Build targets -> [target] -> Output filename

It worked for me, but there is a chance it won't work for you.
See here for details: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Variable_expansion
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Re: Can a console application return the FULL PATH for argv[0]?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 12:14:00 am »
The variable expansion suggestion is not quite what I'm looking for, but thanks for your quick reply anyway.

I am looking for a way for my program itself to know the exact path from where it was executed, even if the *.exe file is copied to a different location (such as when I give it to other users).  Other compilers that I have used (years ago) returned the full path for argv[0], but the GCC C compiler for Code::Blocks only returns the executable file name, not the full path, for argv[0].  I have been searching for a way of changing this, but have not yet found a way.


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Re: Can a console application return the FULL PATH for argv[0]?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 12:21:54 am »
This is a compiler specific question and not related to C::B itself.

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There are several forums helping you with general programming question, in your case the gcc documentation, the gcc mailing list, probably stackoverflow.com  and your favourite search engine might be of help.

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