How to skip temporary files in a folder

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Emily
Emily on 30 Jun 2022
Commented: Image Analyst on 7 Jul 2022
I want to have matlab skip the tempoary excel files when grabbing the files from a folder and copying it to another.
This is the code I currently have
file1=flexdir(fullfile(folder1,['\*',ext]))';
for fileindex=1:size(file1,1)
fname1=files1{fileindex};
[~,fname,fext]=fileparts(fname1);
fname2=flexdir(fullfile(folder2,[fname fext]));
copyfile(fname1, finalpath);
end
I think I need to add something like but not sure where
filelist = filelist(~startsWith({filelist.name}, '~$''));
Also how do I add '_new' at the end of the new file name?

Accepted Answer

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 1 Jul 2022
Try this
folder1 = pwd;
folder2 = fullfile(pwd, 'Copied Files');
if ~isfolder(folder2)
mkdir(folder2);
end
ext = '.csv';
filePattern = fullfile(folder1, ['*', ext]);
fileList = dir(filePattern);
for fileindex = 1 : numel(fileList)
% Skip file starting with ~
if startsWith(fileList(fileindex).name, '~')
continue;
end
sourceFileName = fullfile(fileList(fileindex).folder, fileList(fileindex).name);
[~,fname,fext]=fileparts(sourceFileName);
destinationFileName = fullfile(folder2,[fname fext]);
copyfile(sourceFileName, destinationFileName);
end
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 7 Jul 2022
Why are you doing this:
if ~exist('ext','var')|| ~(strcmp(ext, 'xlsx') || strcmp(ext,'.xls'))
ext = 'xlsx'
end
filePattern = fullfile(folder1, ['*', ext]);
? ext will not exist at that point because it's not passed in to the function.
It should be
filePattern = fullfile(folder1, '*.xls*');

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