homedir

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Published: Aug 2, 2015 License: MIT, MIT Imports: 7 Imported by: 0

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go-homedir

This is a Go library for detecting the user's home directory without the use of cgo, so the library can be used in cross-compilation environments.

Usage is incredibly simple, just call homedir.Dir() to get the home directory for a user, and homedir.Expand() to expand the ~ in a path to the home directory.

Why not just use os/user? The built-in os/user package requires cgo on Darwin systems. This means that any Go code that uses that package cannot cross compile. But 99% of the time the use for os/user is just to retrieve the home directory, which we can do for the current user without cgo. This library does that, enabling cross-compilation.

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Functions

func Dir

func Dir() (string, error)

Dir returns the home directory for the executing user.

This uses an OS-specific method for discovering the home directory. An error is returned if a home directory cannot be detected.

func Expand

func Expand(path string) (string, error)

Expand expands the path to include the home directory if the path is prefixed with `~`. If it isn't prefixed with `~`, the path is returned as-is.

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