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Re: Directory separators
Ben Tupper <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have been using the following function to select the appropriate OS
> specific directory separator. I have two questions about it: (1) what
> is the correct directory separator in VMS?, and (2) is there a built-in
> means of getting the same information?
> FUNCTION SYSSEP
> Case StrLowCase(!Version.OS_Family) of
> 'unix': Return, '/'
> 'win': Return,'\'
> 'macos': Return,':'
> 'vms': Return, ''
> Else: Return, ''
Paul van Delst is correct that "." separates subdirectories in VMS.
However, the most frequent use that I've seen for a case statement like
the above is to separate the directory specification from a file name.
In that case you'd want "]". To complete Paul's example:
Dave Greenwood Email: Greenwoodde@ORNL.GOV
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