Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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splits a file name into a list of parts.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • FileNameSplit by default uses pathname separators and other conventions suitable for your operating system.
  • FileNameSplit[,OperatingSystem->"os"] uses the conventions of the specified operating system. Possible choices are "Windows", "MacOSX", and "Unix".
  • Absolute file names that begin with a pathname separator yield a list of parts that starts with "".
  • Under Windows, the drive or share name is treated as the first part of the file name.
  • FileNameSplit just operates on names of files; it does not actually search for the file specified.
  • FileNameSplit[File["name"]] is also supported.

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Split a file name into its path components:

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

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Introduced in 2008
| Updated in 2016