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Recursive DIR


Luc Masset (view profile)


05 Jul 2007 (Updated )

DIRREC finds files recursively in a given folder

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Find files recursively in a given folder.
      C=dirrec('c:\windows') returns a cell C with the full pathname of all
       files in the c:\windows folder and all its sub-folders.
      C=dirrec('c:\windows','.exe') idem but returns only the files with
       extension .exe.

      C=dirrec('c:\windows','co*') idem but returns only the files starting with the two letters co (comsetup.log, control.ini, ...).
      C=dirrec('c:\windows',{'.exe','.dll') idem but returns files with both
       .exe and .dll extensions.
      dirrec('c:\windows','.cmd') only displays the list of the .cmd files in
       the Matlab command window
      Note that extension should be given in lower case.
I was using the DDIR function by Maximilien Chaumon but it was not possible to compile ddir so I write my own function.


MATLAB release MATLAB 6.5 (R13)
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Comments and Ratings (4)
16 Jul 2010 David

David (view profile)

fantastic. great work.

11 Sep 2007 Bob Hamans

Have a look at for more extensive search patterns not only by extension.

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24 Jul 2007 David Chandler

Very useful.

12 Jul 2007 s b


15 Feb 2013 1.1

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