Description

Extracts a directory from an absolute on-disk or in-memory path.

Returns

Absolute path, without the filename. The last character is a forward or backward slash, depending on the operating system.

Category

System functions

Function syntax

GetDirectoryFromPath(path)

See also

ExpandPathGetFileFromPath

Parameters

Parameter

Description

path

Absolute on-disk or in-memory path.

Usage

Example

<h3>GetDirectoryFromPath Example</h3>
<cfset thisPath = ExpandPath("*.*")>
<cfset thisDirectory = GetDirectoryFromPath(thisPath)>
<cfoutput>
The current directory is: #GetDirectoryFromPath(thisPath)#
<cfif IsDefined("FORM.yourFile")>
<cfif FORM.yourFile is not "">
<cfset yourFile = FORM.yourFile>
<cfif FileExists(ExpandPath(yourfile))>
<p>Your file exists in this directory. You entered the correct filename,
#GetFileFromPath("#thisPath#/#yourfile#")#
<cfelse>
<p>Your file was not found in this directory:
<br>Here is a list of the other files in this directory:
<!--- use cfdirectory show directory, order by name & size --->
<cfdirectory directory = "#thisDirectory#"
name = "myDirectory" SORT = "name ASC, size DESC">
<!--- Output the contents of the cfdirectory as a CFTABLE --->
<cftable query = "myDirectory">
<cfcol header = "NAME:" text = "#Name#">
<cfcol header = "SIZE:" text = "#Size#">
</cftable>
</cfif>
</cfif>
<cfelse>
<H3>Please enter a filename</H3>
</cfif>
</cfoutput>
<form action="getdirectoryfrompath.cfm" METHOD="post">
<H3>Enter the name of a file in this directory <I><FONT SIZE="-1">
(try expandpath.cfm)</FONT></I></H3>
<input type="Text" NAME="yourFile">
<input type="Submit" NAME="">
</form> --->

 

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