History log of /freebsd-head/lib/libpathconv/abs2rel.c
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396250549726c2b4a6c775ad8c4b2fc4157c71a4 23-Nov-2016 julian <julian@FreeBSD.org> This little BSD licensed library has been kicking around for years.
It allows one to trivially convert an absolute path to a relative path
and the reverse. The test programs themselves are very useful in scripts
but the real use comes shortly with the -r and -a arguments to ln.
These are sometimes known as the --relative and --absolute flags and
can force a symlink to be relative when you only have an absolue path.
Another place these are sometimes used is to add -a and -r args to 'realpath'.
Incredibly useful in Makefiles.

I was going to just add the files in with 'ln' but a library makes more sense.
The test programs may come out in their own right some day for scripting.

released under a BSD 2-clause:
* Copyright (c) 1997 Shigio Yamaguchi. All rights reserved.
* Copyright (c) 1999 Tama Communications Corporation. All rights reserved.

The test directry does not conform to any framework.
Not connected to build.
doc people may want to play with the manual pages.

Obtained from: https://www.tamacom.com/pathconvert.html Shigio Yamaguchi.
MFC after: 1 month
Relnotes: yes
Sponsored by: Panzura, Tama Communications Corporation