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How to search pathname for string

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Aadil
Aadil on 22 Aug 2012
Hi,
I'm using this code to give the filepath of the selected file:
[FileName,PathName,FilterIndex] = uigetfile
PathName = T:\Field Test\Field Test Scripts\Master Files\For Single Screen File\Final Combined Script\OLD\
Now I want to search this pathname for 'OLD', so I used this code:
strcmpi(PathName, 'OLD')
But it always returns false:
ans =
0
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks,

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José-Luis
José-Luis on 22 Aug 2012
Edited: José-Luis on 22 Aug 2012
You are comparing two strings for equality, and the comparison is not case sensitive (help strcmpi). What you wanted to do, I guess, is to find out if a string is included in another string. For that i would recommend:
isFound = ~isempty(regexp(Pathname,'OLD'));
Cheers!

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Jan
Jan on 22 Aug 2012
Faster:
isFound = strfind(Pathname, 'OLD')
Safer:
isFound = strfind(fullfile(Pathname, filesep), [filesep, 'OLD', filesep])
This avoids a false match for "C:\Temp\REINHOLD\newData\".

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