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FSPathMakeRef is a function which creates an FSRef from a POSIX path. This is probably the simplest way to get an FSRef from an NSString containing a path. Example:

FSRef outRef; OSStatus err = FSPathMakeRef((const UInt8 *)[path fileSystemRepresentation], &outRef, NULL); if(err != noErr) …signal the error…

Note that since FSRefs can only point to existing files, this function will not work if the file indicated by the path does not exist.

In most cases it is better to call FSPathMakeRefWithOptions and pass kFSPathMakeRefDefaultOptions, since it will succeed for paths such as “/Volumes” unlike FSPathMakeRef.