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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

Purpose: To split and assemble directory and file names.
Format: PATHPART [DIR <path name>] [FILE <path name>] [ADD {<device name | directory name | file name>}]
Template: DIR/K, FILE/K, ADD/K/M
PATHPART can break down directory and file names into their respective directory and file name components, and is also able to (re-)assemble the individual names into combined path names again. This can be of great use in script files.

The DIR argument specifies a <path name> from which the directory component is to be extracted.

The FILE argument specifies a <path name> from which the file component is to be extracted.

The ADD argument builds a path from the <device name>, <directory name> and <file name> parameters.

PATHPART commands can be nested such that the output from one command can be used for input to another as shown in the examples.

Example 1:

Obtain the directory name component of a path name:

3.OS4:> PATHPART DIR Work:Files/Data
Example 2:

Obtain the file name component of a path name:

3.OS4:> PATHPART FILE Work:Files/Data
Example 3:

Build a complete path name from components:

3.OS4:> PATHPART ADD Work: Files Data
Example 4:

Remove the last part of a path name, then replace it with a new name:

3.OS4:> PATHPART ADD 'PATHPART DIR Work:Files/Data' Information

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Revised: February 9, 2006.