shorten: Shorten long names

Description

Removes common prefixes and suffixes from character vectors.

Usage

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  Shorten(words)

Arguments

words

A character vector to be shortened.

Value

The argument words is returned, after common prefixes and suffixes have been removed. If all arguments are identical then no shortening is done.

Author(s)

Steven L. Scott stevescott@google.com

See Also

bsts.mixed.

Examples

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  Shorten(c("/usr/common/foo.tex", "/usr/common/barbarian.tex"))
  # returns c("foo", "barbarian")

  Shorten(c("hello", "hellobye"))
  # returns c("", "bye")

  Shorten(c("hello", "hello"))
  # returns c("hello", "hello")

  Shorten(c("", "x", "xx"))
  # returns c("", "x", "xx")

  Shorten("abcde")
  # returns "abcde"

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