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splits a file name into a list of parts.
  • 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.
Split a file name into its path components:
Split a file name into its path components:
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