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Short path name on Windows (COM server)

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Get the short path name of files and folders on Windows



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Return the MS-DOS 8.3 naming convention for files or folders on Windows.

>> fileName = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe';

>> shortName = fsoGetShortPath(fileName)

shortName =


>> shortName = fsoGetShortName(fileName)

shortName =


This is the same as my other submission named "Short and long path name on Windows" (File ID: #48949) except that it works with a COM server instead of MEX files.

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