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/* -*- Mode: C; indent-tabs-mode: t; c-basic-offset: 8; tab-width: 8 -*- */
/* f-utils.h
 *
 * Copyright (C) 2003  Ettore Perazzoli
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
 * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
 * License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
 * General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
 * License along with this program; if not, write to the
 * Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
 * Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
 *
 * Author: Ettore Perazzoli <ettore@ximian.com>
 */

#include <config.h>

#include "f-utils.h"

#include <glib.h>


char *
f_build_relative_path (const char *start_path,
                   const char *destination_path)
{
      const char *sp, *dp;
      GString *relative_path;
      gboolean need_separator;
      char *retval;

      g_return_val_if_fail (g_path_is_absolute (start_path), NULL);
      g_return_val_if_fail (g_path_is_absolute (destination_path), NULL);

      sp = start_path;
      dp = destination_path;

      /* Look for a common subpath at the beginning of the paths.  */

      while (*sp == *dp && *sp != 0) {
            sp ++;
            dp ++;
      }

      if (*sp == 0 && *dp == 0)
            return g_strdup ("");

      /* Roll back to the path element.  This is guarranteed to not run past
         the beginning of the string because of the g_path_is_absolute()
         checks above.  */

      while (*sp != G_DIR_SEPARATOR && *sp != 0)
            sp --;
      while (*dp != G_DIR_SEPARATOR && *dp != 0)
            dp --;

      g_assert (*dp == G_DIR_SEPARATOR || *dp == 0);
      g_assert (*sp == G_DIR_SEPARATOR || *sp == 0);

      /* Start constructing the string by adding one ".." for each path
         component in the source path that is not in the destination
         path.  */

      relative_path = g_string_new ("");

      need_separator = FALSE;
      while (*sp != 0) {
            sp ++;

            if (*sp == G_DIR_SEPARATOR || *sp == 0) {
                  while (*sp == G_DIR_SEPARATOR)
                        sp ++;

                  if (need_separator)
                        g_string_append (relative_path, G_DIR_SEPARATOR_S);
                        
                  g_string_append (relative_path, "..");
                  need_separator = TRUE;
            }
      }

      /* Add the rest of the path elements, if any.  */

      if (*dp != 0) {
            /*  (Notice that DP is guaranteed to point to either a null character
                or to a separator so we don't need to add it ourselves.)  */
            if (need_separator)
                  g_string_append (relative_path, dp);
            else
                  g_string_append (relative_path, dp + 1);
      }

      retval = relative_path->str;
      g_string_free (relative_path, FALSE);

      return retval;
}

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