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find the drive letter in a string

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I have a string like this
C:\ColdFusion8\wwwroot\mydocs

how would I find the drive (in this cas "C:")?
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by:Shawn
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yep, figured that..just can't remember the syntax

<cfset mystring = "C:\ColdFusion8\wwwroot\mydocs">



left(mystring ???
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Does this work:

<cfset mystring = Left("C:\ColdFusion8\wwwroot\mydocs", 2)>

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by:Shawn
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yes, thank you
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Just for future reference, you could also use list functions

     <cfset driveLetter = listFirst(("C:\ColdFusion8\wwwroot\mydocs", "\/")>
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thanks agx. i like it
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