init.m question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5419] init.m question*From*: Bob Stagat <stagat at mrcsb.com>*Date*: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 00:25:48 -0500*Organization*: Regional Alliance for Information Networking (RAIN)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I just started using version 3.0 on a Power Mac. I wanted to have the kernel automatically set $HistoryLength to 10 instead of Infinity. Based on what I read in the documentation, I located the Configuration:Kernel:init.m file and editted it. It originally contained one Initialization cell with some stuff in it. I added a second Initialization cell (to keep it clearly separate from Wolfram's default stuff) which had nothing in it but a comment line and the following line: $HistoryLength=10 I restart Mathematica, expecting that the kernel will read my modified init.m file and reset $HistoryLength. However, when I check it Mathematica tells me that $HistoryLength = Infinity. Seems like this should be a trivial problem, but I can't seem to find anything helpful in any of the documentation. Any suggestions on what I should try next??? Bob Stagat stagat at mrcsb.com