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

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

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 20 Jun 2011
S = dbstack();
S(1).file
You might have to use the -completenames option.
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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind on 20 Jun 2011
p = mfilename('fullpath')
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Eric LePage
Eric LePage on 23 Oct 2019
I'd appreciate a qualification, because what I get for R2019b is not very helpful; it certainly isn't the name of the currently running mfile. Thanks.
P = mfilename
P =
'LiveEditorEvaluationHelperESectionEval67edf31d'
or
S = dbstack();
>> S(1).file
ans =
'LiveEditorEvaluationHelperESectionEval67edf31d.mlx'
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Martin Koch
Martin Koch on 23 Oct 2022
With the Path class you can get the file path with
Path.this
and the parent directory with
Path.here
Use the string method to convert to a string if needed:
Path.this.string
Disclaimer: I'm the author.

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