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Tobin Fricke

Is there a function that retrieves the filename of the current script?

Asked by Tobin Fricke
on 20 Jun 2011

Is there a way to, from a .m file, determine the filename (including directory path) of that .m file?

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 20 Jun 2011
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S = dbstack();
S(1).file

You might have to use the -completenames option.

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Tobin Fricke
on 20 Jun 2011

Excellent, thank you.


Answer by Kaustubha Govind
on 20 Jun 2011
   p = mfilename('fullpath')

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Fangjun Jiang
on 20 Jun 2011

mfilename() is right function to call. You can simply have this line in your .m file to get the file name.
P=mfilename;

Walter Roberson
on 20 Jun 2011

mfilename does not include the extension, and thus cannot distinguish between .p and .m files.

mfilename without any option does not include the path as was specifically requested by the user.

Fangjun Jiang
on 20 Jun 2011

I see. Thank you, Walter!


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