I put this on the mailing list, and it seems to have disappeared. I am wondering where REBOL support questions are going these days. Anyway... I am interested in picking off the "base" part of a file name, that is, the part up to the "extension," that is, the part that begins with the dot. For example, the base file name of "abc.def" would be "abc". I realize there is the "suffix?" command for the ".def" but I want the first part. Also, I am doing this in an interactive program, that is, with REBOL/View. At a console prompt, I can do this: >> TESTNAME: %abc.def == %abc.def >> reverse next find reverse to-string TESTNAME "." == "abc" >> ...and all looks good. However, when I put the above idea into a screen, like this: REBOL [ ] FILENAME: %abc.def view layout [ across text "Original name:" text to-string FILENAME return text "Base file name:" text reverse next find reverse to-string FILENAME "." return button "Halt" [halt] ] ...the "Base file name" display shows fed.abc. Note that the "abc" is there, but preceded by the extension in a reversed form. I've been beating my head on this for several hours. Whatever I am doing wrong must be fairly simple; how complicated can ONE LINE of code be? Can anyone point me to my error or lack of understanding? Thank you.