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Returns the short name of a file or folder under Windows


Updated 5 Sep 2008

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Under Windows, returns the short name (8.3) of a file or folder. Example :

WindowsShortName('C:\Documents and Settings\lulu\Bureau\Inno Setup Compiler.lnk')

returns 'C:\DOCUME~1\lulu\Bureau\INNOSE~1.LNK'

May be usefull to avoid issues with Windows long names (blanks, special characters, ...).

Cite As

Luc Masset (2023). WindowsShortName (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
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