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char *GB.RealFileName ( char *path , long len )

Converts a file path from UTF-8 charset to system charset and returns it. Creates a temporary copy of the file if path is not a real file.

  • path is the file path.

  • len is the file path length.

If path is relative, i.e. if the file is located in the project or in the current component, then creates a temporary copy of this file and returns its path instead.

If path is absolute, then this function has the same behaviour than GB.FileName.

This function is useful when you have to use a function that needs a path that points at a real file, and you do not have any equivalent that could take the address of the loaded file in memory.

The temporary files are automatically deleted when the interpreter exits.

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