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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-05 05:47:57

> I've always wanted some functionality to determine the relative path
> between two paths. Maybe something like this can be added to the
> convinience.hpp or otherwise:
> fs::path relative_path_of(fs::path const &base, fs::path const &full)
> {
> std::string fullStr = full.string();
> std::string baseStr = base.string() + "/"; // add a slash so that it
> returns the relative path
> boost::erase_first(fullStr, baseStr);
> return fs::path(fullStr);
> }

The bcp utility needed something similar, and I had to hack my own version
like you did, of course it's probably not possible to write a truly portable
version, but it sure would be useful all the same.


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