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Scilab help >> Files : Input/Output functions > Paths - Filenames > get_absolute_file_path


gives an absolute pathname of a file opened in Scilab

Calling Sequence

pathname = get_absolute_file_path(filename)



a character string: filename.


a character string: an absolute pathname.


get_absolute_file_path gives an absolute pathname of a file already opened in Scilab.

get_absolute_file_path searches in Scilab's internal list of files currently opened filename and returns its path pathname.

If file is not opened, it will return an error.

In previous version (Scilab 5.0.x) current directory was returned if file was not found.

This function can be used to find from where (path) is executed a Scilab script.


// exec this script


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