$PathnameSeparator

$PathnameSeparator

is a string used as a separator when full file and directory names are constructed.

Details

  • The default value is "\\" under Windows, and "/" elsewhere.
  • Functions such as FileNameSplit by default allow both \ and / as separators under Windows.

Examples

Basic Examples  (2)

The pathname separator on a Unix system:

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$PathnameSeparator is used as a separator:

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See Also

$Path  FileNameJoin  FileNameSplit  DirectoryName

Introduced in 1991
(2.0)
| Updated in 2008
(7.0)