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Find files with a specific prefix

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Ramiro Rea
Ramiro Rea on 8 Aug 2017
Commented: Ramiro Rea on 8 Aug 2017
Hi everyone,
I would like to find the files inside a folder that have a letter 's' in the first position of its name. Then I would like to get the file name of those files that have that condition. In this folder I have files starting with 'csc', 'ms', 'c2s', so finding those names that contain the letter 's' is not an option (I had already tried those using dir and contains functions). Do you have any idea how to solve this?
Many thanks, Ramiro


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aborghes on 8 Aug 2017
Hi Ramiro,
I would recommend using the startsWith function. It should do what you are looking for.


Ramiro Rea
Ramiro Rea on 8 Aug 2017
Awesome, that did the trick. Thanks for the help!
Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 8 Aug 2017
Why so complex? Using dir is simpler:
S = dir('s*.*')
Ramiro Rea
Ramiro Rea on 8 Aug 2017
That one works too. I forgot to add the * after 's in my script, that explain why this option was not working. Thanks!

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