GN_Fex, Expand a filename

Register parameters

RST 20H, DEFW $5009
     BHL = source pointer (HL>255, B=0 means local pointer).
     HL = 0,1,2; not allowed.
     Source string should be terminated by a control character

     DE = destination pointer
          0: output to IX stream handle
          1: output to IX filter handle
          >255 place string at (DE)
     IX = destination handle (if DE = 0,1)
     C = limit of space to use

OUT, if call successful:
     Fc = 0
     DE = points to the character after the last one written
     (If DE(in) > 255)

     B = number of filename segments returned
     C = number of characters in compressed space

     A =
          A7 = 1, wildcards were used
          A6 = 1, device name specified
          A5 = 1, wild directory specified ("//")
          A4 = 1, parent directory specified ("..")
          A3 = 1, current directory specified (".")
          A2 = 1, explicit directory specified
          A1 = 1, filename specified
          A0 = 1, extension specified

OUT, if call failed:
     Fc = 1
     A = error code:
          RC_IVF ($17), invalid filename
          RC_EOF ($09), blank filename
          RC_BAD ($04), bad parameters

Registers changed after return:
     ......HL/IXIY same
     AFBCDE../.... different 


The routine does not process wildcards *, ? and //, but passes them to the output buffer. 

.. is expanded to parent directory 
. or no directory is expanded to current directory.


If the source is in segment 2 and B=0 then problems may occur (but not for extended address). If the source is in segment 3 and BHL as extended pointer then this call will also fail.

Related calls

GN_Esa, read & write to filename segments
GN_Fcm, compress a filename
GN_Opw, Open wildcard handler
GN_Pfs, parse filename segment
GN_Prs, parse filename
GN_Wcl, close wildcard handle
GN_Wfn, fetch next match for wildcard string (handle)
GN_Wsm, match filename segment to wildcard string