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Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy

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  • Subject: [mg68796] Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 03:12:58 -0400 (EDT)
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Bill Rowe schrieb:
> On 8/16/06 at 3:36 AM, chris at (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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The device C:\\ may be interpreted as file (as in Unix and cousins). The 
file (folder in Windows speech) WINDOWS is 1 level down and system ini 
is 2 levels under C:\\.

  I know, this is the same as Jens-Peer Kuska wrote, but I wanted to 
explain the interpretation of file/device/folder, which is (mostly) 
irrelevant in OSs ending with a 'X' (except Windox ;-) ).


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