splitdir(path::AbstractString) -> (AbstractString,AbstractString)

Split a path into a tuple of the directory name and file name.


  1. Split a path into directory and file components:

    julia> splitdir("/home/user/documents/file.txt")
    ("/home/user/documents", "file.txt")

    This example splits the given path into the directory name ("/home/user/documents") and the file name ("file.txt").

  2. Extract directory and file components from a path:

    julia> path = "/usr/local/bin/julia";
    julia> directory, filename = splitdir(path);
    julia> directory
    julia> filename

    It assigns the directory name ("/usr/local/bin") and the file name ("julia") to separate variables for further processing.

  3. Handle paths without file components:
    julia> splitdir("/home/user/documents/")
    ("/home/user/documents", "")

    It correctly handles paths with trailing slashes where the file component is empty.

Common mistake example:

julia> splitdir("/path/to/directory")
ERROR: MethodError: no method matching splitdir(::String)

In this example, the user mistakenly calls splitdir without the required AbstractString argument. Make sure to pass a valid path string to the splitdir function for it to work correctly.

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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