ABSOLUTEPATH returns the absolute path relative to a given startpath.
The startpath is optional, if omitted the current dir is used instead.
Both argument must be strings.
abs_path = ABSOLUTEPATH( rel_path, start_path )
% this is simple
fails for absolute network paths like \\server\data
Great work! I had the same comments as Bob; the function needed to be modified slightly to work on linux. See http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29768 for updated function.
Did what I wanted with little modification but...
1) Shouldn't use lower() function because some systems are case sensitive.
2) Would be nicer if it handled filenames as well.
3) For PCs both '/' and '\' are valid dividers but this only considers filesep (which on PCs is '\') I know this is a PC vs Unix querkiness but might be better to actively convert all '\' AND '/' to the filesep character.
was wrong file