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DirectoryName

FilledSmallSquare DirectoryName["name"] extracts the directory name from the specification for a file.

FilledSmallSquare DirectoryName works differently on different computer systems.

FilledSmallSquare DirectoryName["directory"] is normally equivalent to ParentDirectory["directory"].

FilledSmallSquare DirectoryName["name", n] applies DirectoryName n times to name.

FilledSmallSquare DirectoryName yields output appropriate for use in SetDirectory and ToFileName.

FilledSmallSquare If name contains no directory specification, DirectoryName["name"] returns "".

FilledSmallSquare See Section 2.12.4.

FilledSmallSquare See also: $Input, Directory.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 3.