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gives the number of path elements in the file name "file".
  • FileNameDepth by default assumes pathname separators and other conventions suitable for your operating system.
  • FileNameDepth[..., OperatingSystem->"os"] uses the conventions of the specified operating system. Possible choices are "Windows", "MacOSX" and "Unix".
  • FileNameDepth just operates on names of files; it does not actually search for the file specified.
Find the number of path elements that make up a file name:
File name depths of some standard directories:
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