Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
1997
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 1997

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: $Prefereces and Cache

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg8807] Re: $Prefereces and Cache
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 00:33:33 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Edward A. Gooding wrote:
> 
> The somewhat convoluted directory structure that MMA 3.0 uses for some of
> its files (e.g. /Caches/) seems to give Scandisk problems in Win95.  Is
> there a way to change the default directory structure?  Changing the
> $PreferencesDirectory in the front end only seems to work until the
> kernel is shut down.  The installation process does not give any choice
> about where to install the Caches and so forth.

You can override the default location of the front end preferences path 
from

	WINDOWS DRIVE:\Program Files\Common Files

to whatever you wish using the undocumented environment variable
MATHEMATICA_PREFERENCES.  You can add this to your AUTOEXEC.BAT
with something like

SET MATHEMATICA_PREFERENCES=C:\Prefs

Hope that helps!

--
P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at wolfram.com
Wolfram Research, Inc.                  http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.


  • Prev by Date: Re: PolynomialReduce
  • Next by Date: Re: motifps binary for Linux
  • Previous by thread: Re: $Prefereces and Cache
  • Next by thread: Re: $Prefereces and Cache