Using dir() in a compiled script

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Benjamin
Benjamin on 12 Sep 2014
Commented: Benjamin on 12 Sep 2014
Hi everybody!
I'm trying to compile my matlab script which includes the dir function to get the files from a certain path. It works perfectly in the uncompiled *.m version but as soon as I've compiled my code as a console application it seems like that function doesn't work Here's the code:
...
path=strcat(path,'Results');
path2=strcat(path2,'\\Results');
fprintf('%s \n',path);
fprintf('%s \n', path2);
%Open file
fprintf('read files \n');
files=dir(strcat(path,'/*.txt'));
fprintf('list files \n');
fprintf(files.name);
fprintf('listed files \n');
k=1;
for i=1:length(files)
fprintf('i = %d \n',i);
filename=files(i).name;
if length(filename)>5
if strcmp(filename(1:6),'Blende')
fprintf('%s \n', filename);
filepath{k}=strcat(path2,'\\',filename);
k=k+1;
end
end
end
...
And this is the output:
Z:\...\Results
Z:\\...\\Results
read files
list files
??? Error using ==> fprintf
Not enough input arguments.
Error in ==> start at 52
MATLAB:minrhs
Z:\...\Programm>
I get the variable "path" which contains my path to the folder with my textfiles (it's on a server) over a function before. This seems to work since it prints that path.
Any idea?
Thanks!

Accepted Answer

Robert Cumming
Robert Cumming on 12 Sep 2014
You get the fprintf error becuase your variable files is empty.
You should look at the var fullfile to build your path and wildcard.
You can check the path using isdir .
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Benjamin
Benjamin on 12 Sep 2014
Is there any way to handle those network permissions? The network drive is mounted...I've also tried with setting the real network path (not Z: ...) but it doesn't work either. The current user has access to that drive with his login

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