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Read a file following $PATH

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How do I read a file following $PATH if it is not in current directory. I mean, are there methods to easily do that instead of dissecting $PATH string and try to find the file directory by directory? Thanks!
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by:pai
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For which OS. There are no ansi function which will do this. The POSIc function for these are

opendir, readdir, scandir, closedir, ...
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by:pai
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Sorry, I forgot to mention it is in Linux. Could you give an outlined example as how it works?
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Send an email to rbr@tip-informatik.at
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by:pai
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The answer is good. You should post it here.
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