Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68796] Re: FileNames subdirectory count discrepancy*From*: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>*Date*: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 03:12:58 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <ec1bdi$p3q$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bill Rowe schrieb: > 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. > -- > To reply via email subtract one hundred and four > 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 ;-) ). Peter