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Re: SetDirectory

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19226] Re: SetDirectory
  • From: paulh at monon.wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 02:06:44 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7ookef$i3s@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7ookef$i3s at smc.vnet.net>, Eckhard Hennig <hennig at itwm.uni-kl.de> writes:

>Hi, can anyone explain why Mathematica 4 for Windows is no longer capable of setting
>the working directory to "~"?
>
>In[1]:= $Version
>Out[1]= "4.0 for Microsoft Windows (April 21, 1999)"
>
>In[2]:= Directory[]
>Out[2]= "S:\\Mathematica\\4.0"
>
>In[3]:= SetDirectory["~"]
>\!\(\"~\"\)."
>Out[3]= "S:\\Mathematica\\4.0"

What do you get when you evaluate the following expressions
in a Mathematica 4 kernel?

Environment /@ {"HOMEDRIVE", "HOMEPATH"}

$HomeDirectory

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