ExpandFileName

ExpandFileName["name"]
textually expands name to have the form of an absolute file name for your operating system.

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  • ExpandFileName["name"] interprets name relative to your current directory.
  • ExpandFileName expands directory designations such as . and ...
  • The result from ExpandFileName has the form of an absolute file name, with standard pathname separators appropriate for your operating system.
  • ExpandFileName just operates on names of files; it does not actually search for the file specified.
  • ExpandFileName[File["name"]] is also supported.

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Convert the relative directory path to the full name:

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Reset the directory to the previous directory:

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Expand the file name specified by the File object:

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