FileNameTake

FileNameTake["name"]
gives the last path element in the file name .

FileNameTake["name",n]
gives the first n path elements in the file name .

FileNameTake["name",-n]
gives the last n path elements in the file name .

FileNameTake["name",{m,n}]
gives elements m through n in the file name .

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • FileNameTake by default assumes that path elements are separated by pathname separators suitable for your operating system.
  • FileNameTake[,OperatingSystem->"os"] uses the conventions of the specified operating system. Possible choices are , , and .
  • FileNameTake just operates on names of files; it does not actually search for the file specified.
  • If more elements are requested than are present, FileNameTake just gives those that are present.

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Basic Examples  (4)Basic Examples  (4)

Extract the last path element from a file name:

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Get different path elements in a file name:

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Find out where the Wolfram System is installed:

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On Windows, the share name is treated as a single unit:

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Introduced in 2008
(7.0)