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How to read a file from a specific directory?

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I'll explain my question with an example.
Lets say I have 26 folders in my working directory named A to Z, and each of these folders have 10 sub-folders with names 1 to 10.
Now, in a function I am preparing, I want to access files in a particular folder, which is defined by the input arguments when i call the function.
If I wanted to point to a file named xyz in folder 5 in folder A, doing it manually on command window would be /A/5/xyz
In my function, A and 5 are defined by the input argument. I tried converting the input argument A and 5 to strings str_fol1 and str_fol2 and point to /str_fol1/str_fol2/xyz and /'str_fol1'/'str_fol2'/xyz but it dint work.
Can anyone guide me, as to how to point to a file when the path to it is being defined by input arguments in a function?

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Chirag Gupta
Chirag Gupta on 10 Aug 2011
Jan on 31 May 2013
@Pamela: If this question and answer help you, you can vote for it.
sandy on 5 Sep 2013
hi guys...i have a prob here...if i have a folder called 'MAIN',inside this sub folders from A TO Z,which contains many zip files...i need to access those zip files from each folder(A TO Z),and to unzip is possible

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Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 10 Aug 2011
%folder is a string with just the folder name, ex A
%file is a string with just the file name
file=[folder filesep subfolder filesep file]
%code to read the file, it depends on the file type and format
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Tulips on 20 Oct 2012
Edited: Tulips on 20 Oct 2012
hi Silva, can you help me how to display let's say 'the output recognized as bump sign'. the bump sign is red as 1.jpg in a folder. in that folder consist of 10 images with .jpg extension. How cn I rename 1.jpg of the output as bump sign?

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