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Topic: Filenames
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Re: Filenames
Posted: Aug 5, 2014 3:11 PM
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"Will " <owill127@gmail.com> wrote in message <lrr5rr$cl4$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
> I am trying to use matlab to analyze some data and export it to excel. My data is in files with identical names except the ending is a number. for example
> text_#1.txt
> There are sometimes thousands of these files. My problem is that matlab processes them in this order
> 100
> 10
> 1
> 12
> 13
> etc
> There are far too many files to change manually so I would like to change the files to all the same number of digits using matlab. for example:
> text_#1.txt would change to text_#001.txt
> anyone know how to do it?
> Thanks

Look here:


and modify the example using the '0' flag in sprintf shown here:


to zero pad the field width.

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