Api or delphi function to have the previous directory

Posted on 1999-01-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
I want to know if a function or api exist to retreive the previous directory with a string like: 'c:\yes\itsok\'?
Question by:mabell
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Expert Comment

ID: 1362412
What do you mean with the previous directory?

Perhaps you mean "ExtractFilePath"? Or "GetCurrentDir"?

Regards, Madshi.

Author Comment

ID: 1362413
I mean a function or api similar to extractfilepath but instead of cuting the file name
it cut the second directory. Exemple:  You call this   TheFunctionName('c:\temp1\temp2\')
and obtain this 'c:\temp1\' .
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Accepted Solution

rwilson032697 earned 50 total points
ID: 1362414
This will do it...

function TheFunctionName(Path : string) : String;

  if Path[length(path)] = '\' then
    Path := copy(path, 1, length(path) - 1);

  result := ExtractFilePath(Path);



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