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FileNameDrop

FileNameDrop["name", n]
drops the first n path elements in the file name "name".
FileNameDrop["name", -n]
drops the last n path elements in the file name "name".
FileNameDrop["name", {m, n}]
drops elements m through n in the file name "name".
FileNameDrop["name"]
drops the last path element in the file name "name".
  • FileNameDrop by default assumes that path elements are separated by pathname separators suitable for your operating system.
  • FileNameDrop[..., OperatingSystem->"os"] uses the conventions of the specified operating system. Possible choices are "Windows", "MacOSX" and "Unix".
  • FileNameDrop just operates on names of files; it does not actually search for the file specified.
  • If more elements are specified to be dropped than are present, FileNameDrop just drops those that are present.
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