## c++.stlsoft - [filesystem::basic_path] How Do I Extract the Folder Name?

• Adi (6/6) Jul 14 2009 Hi,
• Matthew Wilson (6/11) Jul 14 2009 But isn't that appropriate? The folder containing c:\abc\def is c:\abc?
• Matt Wilson (2/8) Jul 15 2009 Makes sense. I'll check it out
• Adi (3/4) Jul 20 2009 Thanks!
• Matthew Wilson (4/8) Aug 11 2009 This is now available in the latest beta (alpha 12) of STLSoft 1.10, in ...
Hi,

Is there a way to get the folder name of a given path?
Obviously, if I know that the path is a file name I can just pop(), but if it
is a folder name then pop() gives me the folder above it.

I think a get_folder() (and is_folder()) is a missing complement to get_ext()
and get_file().

Thanks,

Jul 14 2009
"Matthew Wilson" <matthew hat.stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
"Adi" <adishavit__without_this_part__+web-news gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Is there a way to get the folder name of a given path?
Obviously, if I know that the path is a file name I can just pop(),

yes

but if it is a folder name then pop() gives me the folder above it.

But isn't that appropriate? The folder containing c:\abc\def is c:\abc?

Or am I misunderstanding you?

I think a get_folder() (and is_folder()) is a missing complement to get_ext()
and get_file().

If it makes sense, I'll happily add it. Just a trifle confused by what you
require. (It's early, and I've just done a hard workout,
so brain probably not functioning at top speed ;-)

Jul 14 2009
Thanks for the prompt reply.
Let me rephrase my Q:

pop_sep()  and pop_ext() do nothing if there is no separator or file extension
resp. -- they are idempotent.

In the same manner, I'd like a "pop_filename()" that will leave only the
folder/directory name. If there was a filename it will be removed, if there
wasn't the result will stay the same. This function will also be idempotent.

Thanks,

Matthew Wilson Wrote:

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Hi,

Is there a way to get the folder name of a given path?
Obviously, if I know that the path is a file name I can just pop(),

yes

but if it is a folder name then pop() gives me the folder above it.

But isn't that appropriate? The folder containing c:\abc\def is c:\abc?

Or am I misunderstanding you?

I think a get_folder() (and is_folder()) is a missing complement to get_ext()
and get_file().

If it makes sense, I'll happily add it. Just a trifle confused by what you
require. (It's early, and I've just done a hard workout,
so brain probably not functioning at top speed ;-)


Jul 15 2009
Matt Wilson <matthewwilson acm.org> writes:
Adi Wrote:

Let me rephrase my Q:

pop_sep()  and pop_ext() do nothing if there is no separator or file extension
resp. -- they are idempotent.

In the same manner, I'd like a "pop_filename()" that will leave only the
folder/directory name. If there was a filename it will be removed, if there
wasn't the result will stay the same. This function will also be idempotent.

Makes sense. I'll check it out

Jul 15 2009
Thanks!

Matt Wilson Wrote:

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Makes sense. I'll check it out


Jul 20 2009
"Matthew Wilson" <matthew hat.stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
This is now available in the latest beta (alpha 12) of STLSoft 1.10, in the
platformstl::basic_path class

Let me know how you go

Matt

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