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#81399 - 2003-01-02 06:01 PM Re: Need ShortFileName("File") Function
BrianTX Offline
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Registered: 2002-04-01
Posts: 895
Hmm.. lots of discussion on this. I would vote for a pure KiXtart solution that would return either the specific short file name of a given file, or the short file name of a given long file name provided none was present if a location was specified.

For example, given a directory with a file:

c:\howdyguys.txt -lfn
c:\howdyg~1.txt -sfn (same file)

sfn("howdyguys.txt") would return:

sfn("howdyguys1.txt") would also return:

sfn("howdyguys.txt","c:\") would return:
howdyg~1.txt (because that's the short name of the existing file with that name)

sfn("howdyguys1.txt","c:\") would return:
howdyg~2.txt (because the file doesn't exist and there is already a howdyg~1.txt)

Just my 2 cents.. a UDF could be written for this as well, but I don't think it could be done purely in KiXtart (without using command prompt or WSH).


#81400 - 2003-01-02 10:37 PM Re: Need ShortFileName("File") Function
Radimus Moderator Offline

Registered: 2000-01-06
Posts: 5187
Loc: Tampa, FL
I can do this easily, but it will require WSHPipe

or it will turn into a big slow script...

Any interest??

basically redirecting a DIR /x $x |find $y into a variable to substr it.

[ 02. January 2003, 22:41: Message edited by: Radimus ]
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