How do I find my current directory?
- To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
- Subject: [mg1639] How do I find my current directory?
- From: Joe Gwinn <gwinn at sud2.ed.ray.com>
- Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995 03:25:28 -0400
- Organization: Raytheon
Some time ago, I attempted to figure out how to determine which Macintosh directory the current document (not the Mathematica Front End or Kernel applications) resides in. I struck out after some experimentation, and asked Tech Support. They hemmed and hawed and finally in effect said that you cannot do this. It used to work, with earlier versions of Mathematica. (I now have version 2.2.2.) The issue is that I want to keep a very large, boring, and common raw-data notebook (document) in the same folder with a number of analysis notebooks that use Get to import the data, and I want to be able to move these folders around from place to place without having to remember to always change the directory pathname. I always forget, and Mathematica cannot be stopped when it's been told to evaluate an entire notebook. In general, the only practical recourse is to kill the Kernel and start over. Sometimes, it's hard to get the Kernel's attention, and this stop-on-fail function should in any case be automatic. Anyway, does anybody have any ideas on how to discover a notebook's folder of residence? And also, does anybody know a way to allow entire-notebook evaluation to be automatically aborted if for instance a Get fails? Thanks. Joe Gwinn