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".

Details and Options

  • 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.
  • FileNameDrop[File["name"],] is also supported.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Find the parent directory:

On Windows, the share name is treated as a single unit:

Scope  (1)

Get the base name of the file specified by the File object:

Wolfram Research (2008), FileNameDrop, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html (updated 2016).

Text

Wolfram Research (2008), FileNameDrop, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html (updated 2016).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_filenamedrop, author="Wolfram Research", title="{FileNameDrop}", year="2016", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html}", note=[Accessed: 22-October-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_filenamedrop, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={FileNameDrop}, year={2016}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html}, note=[Accessed: 22-October-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2008. "FileNameDrop." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2016. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2008). FileNameDrop. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/FileNameDrop.html