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Add a -PSProvider parameter to Convert-Path and Resolve-Path, for symmetry with Get-Location #10494

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mklement0 opened this issue Sep 6, 2019 · 0 comments

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commented Sep 6, 2019

Related: #2993

Summary of the new feature/enhancement

Get-Location already supports a -PSProvider parameter that allows you to specify the provider context explicitly rather than relying on the provider that happens to underlie the current location.

Convert-Path / Resolve-Path should support this parameter too, so that full native / full PS paths can be obtained relative to a given provider's current location without having to rely on the current location.

If this parameter were added, the following tests should pass:

# Set the current filesystem location.
Push-Location Temp:\
$null > ($tmpFile = "$PID.txt")

# Switch to a different provider
Push-Location Env:\

# Resolve a path relative to the filesystem provider to an absolute native path. 
Convert-Path -LiteralPath $tmpFile -PSProvider FileSystem | 
  Should -Be (Join-Path (Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).ProviderPath $tmpFile)

# Resolve a path relative to the filesystem provider to an absolute PS path.
Resolve-Path -LiteralPath $tmpFile -PSProvider FileSystem | 
  Should -Be (Join-Path (Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).Path $tmpFile)

Pop-Location
Remove-Item $tmpFile
Pop-Location

Proposed technical implementation details (optional)

I presume there's potential for reuse of the existing code in Get-Location.

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