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Getting the directory from a file?

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Hey so I was wondering if I had a file string such as "C:/example/file.exe" would there be any way to pull out the directory from that so I could set a variable to be "C:/example/" only knowing "C:/example/file.exe" automatically?

So for example, If I had this script:

Opt("MustDeclareVars", 1)
Global $file1
Global $directory1

$file1 = FileOpenDialog ("", "", "All Files (*.*)")

how would I be able to set $directory1 as the directory containing selected $file1

Edited by cheeseandcereal

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You could use function _PathSplit ore use a regular expression (some examples can be found on the forum).


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Thanks that worked great :)

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The DIY method would be something like:

$path = StringLeft($file, StringInStr($file, "/", 0, -1))

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