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Please note that the recommended version of Scilab is 6.1.1. This page might be outdated.
See the recommended documentation of this function

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


returns extension for a file path

Calling Sequence

extension = fileext(fullpath)



a string matrix, the given file path.


a string matrix, the extension part is any or ''.


extension = fileext(fullpath) splits the fullpath character string in the extension part including the dot.


extension = fileext('SCI/etc/scilab.start')
extension = fileext(['SCI/etc/scilab.start';'SCI/etc/scilab.quit'])

See Also

  • fileparts — returns the path, filename and extension for a file path
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