Re: path problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg32419] Re: path problem*From*: "Novak Petrovic" <novak at csee.uq.edu.au>*Date*: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 01:17:21 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: CSEE, University of Queensland*References*: <a28bjs$h51$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: "Novak Petrovic" <novak at csee.uq.edu.au>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, In order to specify where to look for a file when using "<<" I use the following syntax: <<"d:\\docume~1\\user\\mydocu~1\\latex\\report\\filename.txt" i.e. I fully specify the path. If your directories have long file names, then use "dir /x" to work out what their 8.3 names are. I'm not sure if Mathematica recognises long file names. The same applies for ">>". -- Regards, Novak Petrovic novak at itee.uq.edu.au "Li-Xin Li" <lli at fas.harvard.edu> wrote in message news:a28bjs$h51$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Hi, > > I have just installed a mathematica 4.1 on my PC under dos/windows. > When I try to run a program, it turns out that mathematica cannot find > the files in the current directory (the . directory). When I check > the $Path from mathematica, I find that "." is in the list of paths. > Could somebody teach me why mathematica cannot find the file in the > directory (e.g., when I try "<<a.m" mathematica told me "Cannot open > the file") and how to fix it? Do I have to type the long string for > the path of the file each time? Is there a way to configure mathematica > so that it can find files in the current directory? > > Thanks, > L.X.Li >