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Short path name on Windows (COM server)

version 1.0.0.0 (2.68 KB) by Jerome Briot
Get the short path name of files and folders on Windows

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Updated 05 Jan 2015

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Return the MS-DOS 8.3 naming convention for files or folders on Windows.
Example

>> fileName = 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe';

>> shortName = fsoGetShortPath(fileName)

shortName =

C:\PROGRA~2\NOTEPA~1\NOTEPA~1.EXE

>> shortName = fsoGetShortName(fileName)

shortName =

NOTEPA~1.EXE

This is the same as my other submission named "Short and long path name on Windows" (File ID: #48949) except that it works with a COM server instead of MEX files.

Cite As

Jerome Briot (2021). Short path name on Windows (COM server) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/48950-short-path-name-on-windows-com-server), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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