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Re: Problems with DirectoryName
Hi Janko, DirectoryName takes a path in the syntax for a path in the computer OS that it is executed in and returns a Directory name in that same syntax. If you give it a path in the syntax of another computer's OS then it simply thinks that you have given it a pure string (with no $PathnameSeparator appearing in it) and hence returns the Blank that you wittnessed in your second case. Cheers, David Janko Slavic wrote: > Hi! > > I would like to get the directory name out of a full path filename > string. > It seems like the DirectoryName is not working the same with "\\" or > "/". > > DirectoryName["d:\\temp\\test.txt"] => d:\temp\ > DirectoryName["d:/temp/test.txt"] => Blank > > I would like the solution to be platform independent. > Any advices are greatly appreciated!