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ExpandFileName

ExpandFileName["name"]
textually expands name to have the form of an absolute file name for your operating system.
  • ExpandFileName["name"] interprets name relative to your current directory.
  • 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.
Convert the relative directory path to the full name:
Reset the directory to the previous directory:
Convert the relative directory path to the full name:
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Reset the directory to the previous directory:
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