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Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy

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  • Subject: [mg68736] Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 04:18:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 8/16/06 at 3:36 AM, chris at chiasson.name (Chris Chiasson) wrote:

>from the help: FileNames[forms, dirs, n] includes files that are in
>subdirectories up to n levels down.

>why does a file that is only one level down require n=2?

<example snipped>

I assume n = 1 would refer to the current level. And the choosing n = 1 to be the current level seems consistent with Mathematica's indexing of arrays that use 1 as a base rather than 0.
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