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"exist" command usage question

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Raldi on 14 Jan 2012
Hello everyone. I wanted to know if it is possible to use a the "exist" command to check if a directory exists, nomater the username of the user eg. check=exist('C:\Users\<user_name>\---\---\---\somedit','dir') Is there a way to somehow get the username or something?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Jan 2012
You can retrieve the username by using getenv('USERNAME') in MS Windows
I would suggest that you probably want to use getenv('HOMEPATH') as the base location for the directory to store files.

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 14 Jan 2012
I'd say once you know the file exits on the path, the WHICH command will also be able to find the file - and return the path. Only thing left is to do a reasonable string operation to isolate the username part.


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