AbsoluteFileName

AbsoluteFileName["name"]
gives the full absolute version of the name for a file in your filesystem.

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  • AbsoluteFileName goes to your filesystem to check that the file name it returns corresponds to a file that actually exists.
  • AbsoluteFileName["name"] interprets name relative to your current directory.
  • AbsoluteFileName handles directory designations such as . and ...
  • AbsoluteFileName yields an absolute file name, with standard pathname separators appropriate for your operating system.
  • AbsoluteFileName[File["name"]] is also supported.

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Find the full path to the current directory:

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Reset the current directory to the previous directory:

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Find the full path to a directory:

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If the file cannot be found, $Failed is returned:

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Introduced in 2008
(7.0)
| Updated in 2016
(11.0)
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