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Paths to files and directories of your GAS installation are set by resources in the GAS configuration file, as.xcf. Being able to find the absolute path of resources, helps you when working with GAS.

See the GAS configuration file (as.xcf).
Note: Resources are like variables that identify or name the resource. For example res.path.as identifies the GAS installation directory while the value of this resource will contain the absolute path to your GAS installation directory.
<RESOURCE Id="res.path.as" Source="INTERNAL">C:\4js\gas\2.50.34</RESOURCE>

When, for example, you deploy applications you do not need to know where the real resources are actually located in the production environments because you can map to real resources with a reference using this syntax, $(RESOURCE Id). Therefore $(res.path.as) references the GAS installation directory in all hosts where GAS is installed.

Typical resources and relative path locations

The following are some typical resources and relative path locations to some of the more common installation and application data files which you will need to run or reference:


Note: Installation directories may also be identified by environment variables which are set at installation time by script files, see Table 1.
  1. To find the absolute path of resources, you will need to first locate your as.xcf file where these predefined resources are set.
    The as.xcf file is an XML file which contains the default configuration for the GAS. You must search your disk for it in directories where the file is likely to be located.
  2. In a text editor or with Genero Studio, open the as.xcf file and locate the source of your $(res.path.as) resource. You should find its source path amongst the RESOURCE list elements for your platform (for example, WNT or UNX).
    The source path for $(res.path.as) is platform dependent.
    • On Linux®/UNIX™, it is also represented by the environment variable FGLASDIR.
    • On Windows™ by the environment variable FGLASDIR.
    Knowing the source of this resource, you will be able to locate the binary file of, for example the Dispatcher: httpdispatch, the standalone dispatcher used by the GAS.
  3. In the as.xcf file, locate and note the source of your $(res.appdata.path) resource.
    • On Linux/UNIX it is also represented by $FGLASDIR/appdata
    • On Windows, for example, C:/ProgramData/<vendor>/gas/<gas_version>.