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I need to get the path for public:// at runtime. Is there a fx call to resolve it?

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You can use the following code, to obtain the real path of public://.

if ($wrapper = file_stream_wrapper_get_instance_by_uri('public://')) {
  $realpath = $wrapper->realpath();
}
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@junedkazi's is a better answer. –  AlessMascherpa Apr 29 at 9:08
    
Read the code used by file_create_url(); you will see the executed code, in this case, is exactly the one I wrote in my answer. –  kiamlaluno Apr 29 at 9:13
    
Thanks @kiamlaluno. That proves my point. –  AlessMascherpa Apr 29 at 11:26
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You can use the file_create_url function.

$uri = 'public://';
$path= file_create_url($uri)
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In case if you are using only local files (not remote!) you can also try drupal_realpath()

$path = 'public://custom_map';
drupal_realpath($path);

It will return:

D:\Work\OpenServer\domains\local.testsite.com\sites\default\files\custom_map
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This returns a path and not a URL, which is what the question asks for. In my opinion this is better than the accepted answer. –  Scott Joudry May 11 at 19:28
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See the following examples:

$scheme = file_uri_scheme($file);

if ($scheme && file_stream_wrapper_valid_scheme($scheme)) {
  $wrapper = file_stream_wrapper_get_instance_by_scheme($scheme);
  $path = $wrapper->getLocalPath($file);
}

or:

$wrapper = file_stream_wrapper_get_instance_by_uri($uri);
$path = $wrapper->getDirectoryPath() . "/" . file_uri_target($uri);
print $path;

API for DrupalPublicStreamWrapper:

https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!stream_wrappers.inc/class/DrupalPublicStreamWrapper/7

Related:

Why drupal_realpath('public://') returns sites/all/modules/current_module/sites/default/files path?

How do I get the public url of a file from the uri or filename

How can I convert a file uri to relative path?

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