Parts of file name and path
[ returns the path name, file name, and
extension for the specified file. The file does not have to exist.
a string enclosed in single quotes. The returned
contains a dot (
.) before the file extension.
String containing a name of a file or folder, which can include a path and file extension. The function interprets all characters following the right-most delimiter as a file name plus extension.
String containing the part of
String containing the name of the file without any extension
String containing the file extension only, beginning with a
Return the pieces of a file specification string to the separate
ext. The full file specification is:
file = 'H:\user4\matlab\myfile.txt'; [pathstr,name,ext] = fileparts(file) pathstr = H:\user4\matlab name = myfile ext = .txt
Query parts of a user
[pathstr,name,ext] = fileparts('/home/jsmith/.cshrc') pathstr = /home/jsmith name = Empty string: 1-by-0 ext = .cshrc
filepartsinterprets the entire file name as an extension because it begins with a period.
uigetfile to interactively select and
return a file name and path, or
interactively select and return a path name. If you call
the output of
can parse out the file name and extension.
The full or partial path to a destination folder location, always
the initial portion of the filename string. Path names end with a
slash character and, where appropriate, can begin
with a drive letter. Windows® paths use backward slashes (
UNIX and Macintosh paths use forward slashes (
fileparts only parses file names.
It does not verify that a file or a folder exists.
You can reconstruct the file from the parts using:
On Microsoft® Windows systems,
you can use either forward (
/) or back (
slashes as path delimiters, even within the same string. On UNIX® and Macintosh systems,
/ as a delimiter. You can use the
to insert the correct separator character for the platform on which
your code executes:
sep = filesep; file = ['H:' sep 'user4' sep 'matlab' sep 'myfile.txt']; file = H:\user4\matlab\myfile.txt
If the input consists of a folder name only, be sure
that the right-most character is a delimiter (
the trailing portion of
filename as the name of
a file and returns it in
name instead of in