Tcl_FindExecutable(3)Tcl Library Procedures 7.5
Tcl_FindExecutable, Tcl_GetNameOfExecutable - identify or
return the name of the binary file containing the applica-
CONST char *
char *argv0 (in) The first command-line argument to
the program, which gives the
The Tcl_FindExecutable procedure computes the full path name
of the executable file from which the application was
invoked and saves it for Tcl's internal use. The
executable's path name is needed for several purposes in
Tcl. For example, it is needed on some platforms in the
implementation of the load command. It is also returned by
the info nameofexecutable command.
On UNIX platforms this procedure is typically invoked as the
very first thing in the application's main program; it must
be passed argv as its argument. Tcl_FindExecutable uses
argv0 along with the PATH environment variable to find the
application's executable, if possible. If it fails to find
the binary, then future calls to info nameofexecutable will
return an empty string.
Tcl_GetNameOfExecutable simply returns a pointer to the
internal full path name of the executable file as computed
by Tcl_FindExecutable. This procedure call is the C API
equivalent to the info nameofexecutable command. NULL is
returned if the internal full path name has not been com-
puted or unknown.
binary, executable file
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