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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Free Program - Parse filename into components - WDDirSplit

This may be of interest for bat file programmers out there. This simple command-line tool can be used to split a path ("C:\Some\Path\To\Split\File.txt") into its separate components.

Usage

"C:\Bin\WDDirSplit.exe" "C:\Some\Path\To\Split\file.txt" "C:\temp\uniquefilename.bat"
Call "C:\temp\uniquefilename.bat"
Del "C:\temp\uniquefilename.bat"

The above command will write batch SET statements for all path components to "C:\temp\uniquefilename.bat". Please note that the bat file (2nd parameter) will be overwritten if it already exists.

Output

The contents of the generated bat file for the above command is:

rem How many components were found in path "C:\Some\Path\To\Split\file.txt"
SET WD_DP_COUNT=5
rem WD_DP_1 has the first component ("Some"), WD_DP_2 the second...
SET WD_DP_1=Some
SET WD_DP_2=Path
SET WD_DP_3=To
SET WD_DP_4=Split
SET WD_DP_5=file.txt
rem WD_DPR_1 has the last component ("file.txt"), WD_DPR_2 the one before it..(R=Reversed)
SET WD_DPR_1=file.txt
SET WD_DPR_2=Split
SET WD_DPR_3=To
SET WD_DPR_4=Path
SET WD_DPR_5=Some
rem For conveniance: WD_DP_FIRST and WD_DP_LAST
SET WD_DP_FIRST=Some
SET WD_DP_LAST=file.txt

Download

Download WDDirSplit here (~100kb)

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