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use pathname for SetDirectory

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  • Subject: [mg15586] use pathname for SetDirectory
  • From: "wgrebe" <wgrebe at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:23:19 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I have written a program which calls Mathematica via MathLink. However,
the answere of my question needn't has to do with MathLink. In my
program I read out the pathname from a FileDialog, for example
and send it to a package in Mathematica. Here (in the
Mathematica-Package) I want to use it in a SetDirectory-command without
the filename at the end and with double ' \':
Of course for the the conversion " \ -> \\ " I can call StringReplace
but how can I get rid of the filename?
Or does somebody have a different solution for my problem?

Thank you

wgrebe at

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