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


given an absolute directory and an absolute filename, returns a relative file name

Calling Sequence

rel_file = getrelativefilename(abs_dir, abs_file)



a character string: an absolute directory.


a character string: an absolute filename.


a character string: relative filename.


Given an absolute directory abs_dir and an absolute filename abs_file, getrelativefilename returns a relative file name rel_file.

For example, if the current directory is C:\scilab\bin and the filename C:\scilab\modules\helptools\readme.txt is given, getrelativefilename will return ..\modules\helptools\readme.txt.


getrelativefilename(pwd(), SCI+'/COPYING')
getrelativefilename(TMPDIR, SCI+'/COPYING')
getrelativefilename(SCI+'/bin', SCI+'/COPYING')
getrelativefilename(pwd(), SCI+'/ACKNOLEDGMENTS')
getrelativefilename(TMPDIR, SCI+'/ACKNOLEDGMENTS')
getrelativefilename(SCI+'/bin', SCI+'/ACKNOLEDGMENTS')

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Last updated:
Tue Apr 02 17:36:22 CEST 2013