How to print the longest filename in directory in Julia

Written by Administrator on Sunday May 10, 2020

First of all, let's get a list of all filenames in current directory:

files = readdir(pwd())

Then let's make a Dictionary with filename as a key and length of the filename as a value:

info = Dict{String,Integer}()

for (n,f) in enumerate(files)
    info["$(f)"] = length(f)

And now we can list filenames sorted alphabetically with a length of filename in brackets:

for key in sort(collect(keys(info)))
    println("$key ($(info[key]))")


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