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How to create an array of files names from a structure created by 'dir' result?

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Lilah Marziano
Lilah Marziano on 14 Dec 2020
Commented: Jon on 14 Dec 2020
Hi,
I have a folder with multiple txt files and I would like to create an array of the files names.
I used the 'dir' function and recieved a structures with field for every file.
Now I would like to create an array of all the files names, how do I do that?
Thank you.

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Jon
Jon on 14 Dec 2020
Edited: Jon on 14 Dec 2020
This will put them into a cell array
list = dir('*.txt')
filenames = {list.name}
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Jon
Jon on 14 Dec 2020
You can make a string array using
list = dir('*.txt')
filenames = string({list.name})
I'm not sure whether there is a way to go directly from list.name to a string array without the intermediate curly braces to make a cell array. Not a big issue, but maybe someone can suggest a cleaner way to to do this.

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