isabspath(path::AbstractString) -> Bool

Determines whether a path is absolute (begins at the root directory).


In the Julia programming language, the function isabspath(path::AbstractString) -> Bool is used to determine whether a given path is an absolute path, meaning it starts at the root directory.

Here are some examples of using the isabspath function:

  1. Check if a path is absolute:

    julia> isabspath("/home/user/documents")

    In this example, the function returns true since the path "/home/user/documents" is an absolute path.

  2. Verify a relative path is not absolute:

    julia> isabspath("documents")

    The function returns false because the path "documents" is a relative path, not an absolute path.

  3. Handle Windows absolute path:
    julia> isabspath("C:\\Program Files\\Julia")

    In Windows, absolute paths start with the drive letter and a colon (C: in this case). The function correctly identifies "C:\\Program Files\\Julia" as an absolute path.

Common mistake example:

julia> isabspath("~/documents")

The isabspath function returns false for the input "~/documents". This is because "~/documents" represents a relative path, even though it starts with "~", which is typically used to represent the user's home directory in some shells.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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