dir command help!

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Leonardo Wayne
Leonardo Wayne on 17 Mar 2016
Edited: Anand Swaroop on 7 Dec 2021
I am trying to understand the dir command. I am looking section that List the contents of a folder. the syntax is dir my_folder , is my folder in the current directory or it must be a string like'C:\......my 'folder Reference: http://uk.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/dir.html?searchHighlight=dir#inputarg_name

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Anand Swaroop
Anand Swaroop on 7 Dec 2021
Edited: Anand Swaroop on 7 Dec 2021
Dir function lists the files and folders in current directory.
The argument ‘my_folder you mentioned should be a directory path, either absolute or relative.
For example, if you are in the path
C:/demo/my_dir.
then following both are valid usages
dir('.')
dir('C:/demo/my_dir')
If you try it from parent directory i.e. C:/demo, you can pass relative path also
dir('my_dir')
You can also pass a variable which contains the valid path
dirpath='my_dir'
dir(dirpath)
Hope this will be helpful to you
Best Regards
Anand Swaroop
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Anand Swaroop
Anand Swaroop on 7 Dec 2021
@Jan correction done. thanks for pointing out.

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