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gets short path name


shortpath = getshortgpathname(longpath)
[shortpath, bOK] = getshortpathname(longpath)



a character string or matrix of strings: the long path.


a character string or a matrix of strings: the short path.


a boolean or a matrix of boolean: %T if path has been converted else %F.


The getshortpathname primitive converts the specified path longpath to its short form.

Note: If the path cannot be converted (bOK is %F) and in particular if the operating system is not Windows, the returned short path is identical to the input long path.



See also

  • getlongpathname — gets long path name
  • getrelativefilehname — dado um nome de diretório absoluto e um nome de arquivo relativo, retorna um nome de arquivo relativo.
  • pwd — gets Scilab current directory
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