dirname(path::AbstractString) -> AbstractString

Get the directory part of a path.


  1. Get the directory part of a path:

    julia> dirname("/path/to/file.txt")

    This example returns the directory part of the given path.

  2. Handle paths without a directory component:

    julia> dirname("file.txt")

    If the path does not have a directory component, the function returns "." which represents the current directory.

  3. Handle Windows-style paths:
    julia> dirname("C:\\Users\\username\\Documents\\file.txt")

    The function correctly handles Windows-style paths with backslashes.

Common mistake example:

julia> dirname("/path/to/directory/")

In this example, the path ends with a trailing slash. The dirname function does not remove the trailing slash automatically. It only returns the directory part as-is.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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