progname.h   [plain text]

/* Program name management.
   Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Written by Bruno Haible <>, 2001.

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
   Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.  */

#ifndef _PROGNAME_H
#define _PROGNAME_H

/* Programs using this file should do the following in main():
     set_program_name (argv[0]);

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {

/* String containing name the program is called with.  */
extern DLL_VARIABLE const char *program_name;

/* Set program_name, based on argv[0].  */
extern void set_program_name (const char *argv0);


/* Set program_name, based on argv[0], and original installation prefix and
   directory, for relocatability.  */
extern void set_program_name_and_installdir (const char *argv0,
					     const char *orig_installprefix,
					     const char *orig_installdir);
#define set_program_name(ARG0) \
  set_program_name_and_installdir (ARG0, INSTALLPREFIX, INSTALLDIR)

/* Return the full pathname of the current executable, based on the earlier
   call to set_program_name_and_installdir.  Return NULL if unknown.  */
extern char *get_full_program_name (void);


#ifdef __cplusplus

#endif /* _PROGNAME_H */