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How to get file names only when using dir()?

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Anouar Nechi
Anouar Nechi on 17 May 2021
Edited: Monika Jaskolka on 17 May 2021
Hello I am trying to get only the file names after using the dir() function without using a for loop. For the moment I am doing the following:
clc;
clear;
folder = uigetdir();
fileList = dir(fullfile(folder, '*.mat'));
Is there a possible way to do what I want in order to be able to sort them and manipulate them easily?

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Monika Jaskolka
Monika Jaskolka on 17 May 2021
Edited: Monika Jaskolka on 17 May 2021
fileList = {fileList.name}
If you want to remove the file extension:
fileList = strrep(filelist, '.mat', '')

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