returns a tab of two strings. The first denotes the parent directory of the pathname pointed to by path. Any trailing / characters are not counted as part of the directory name. If path is an empty string, or contains no / characters, the returned string is ".", signifying the current directory.

The second element of the returned tab is the last component from the pathname pointed to by path, deleting any trailing / characters. If path consists entirely of / characters, the string "/" is returned. If path is the empty string, "." is returned.

       _ := @strip_path("/Users/Shared/Max 7/Examples/utilities/latency-test.maxpat") 
       -> [ "/Users/Shared/Max 7/Examples/utilities",  "latency-test.maxpat" ]

See also System Related Functions @arch_darwin    @arch_linux    @arch_windows    [@beat_in_seconds_from_now]    @callback_all_event    @callback_next_event    @callback_start_fastforward    @callback_start_logical_instant    @callback_stop    @callback_stop_fastforward    @callback_stop_logical_instant    @compilation    @configuration_arch    @configuration_audiosample    @configuration_debug    @configuration_faust    @configuration_host    @configuration_release    @configuration_target_architecture    @current_load_directory    @directory_read    @exe_child_of    @exe_parent    @history_length    @host_date    @info    @is_fastforward    @is_following_on    @is_paused    @is_playing_on    @is_running    @is_stopped    @local_beat_position    @local_tempo    @max_absolute_path    @max_patch_path    @pwd    @seconds_in_beats_from_now    @send_message    @set_max_message_sent_instantaneously    @system    @Tracing    @time    @typecheck    @UnTracing    @usage_resident_memory_size    @usage_statistics    @usage_virtual_memory_size    @user_directory    String Management @car    @cdr    @char_is_alnum    @char_is_alpha    @char_is_ascii    @char_is_blank    @char_is_cntrl    @char_is_digit    @char_is_graph    @char_is_lower    @char_is_print    @char_is_punct    @char_is_space    @char_is_upper    @char_is_xdigit    @copy    @count    @drop    @dump    @dumpvar    @empty    @explode    @find    @is_prefix    @is_string    @is_subsequence    @is_suffix    @last    @member    @occurs    @parse    @permute    @push_back    @r_compile    @r_findall    @r_match    @r_search    @remove    @remove_duplicate    @replace    @scramble    @slice    @sort    @split    @sputter    @string2fun    @string2proc    @strip_path    @stutter    @system    @take    @to_num    @Tracing    @UnTracing   

Most functions acting on tabs operate also on strings.