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Re: Find NotebookDirectory

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  • Subject: [mg37394] Re: [mg37367] Find NotebookDirectory
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 02:03:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, [utf-8] Artūras Acus wrote:

> I am looking for the simplest way to find EvaluationNotebook[]
> directory. The solution should work in all operating
> systems. For example solution bellow, works fine on Linux, but appears 
> don't on Windows95/98 (Mathematica 4.1).
> StringDrop[DirectoryName[ToString[EvaluationNotebook[ ]]],17]

Here is a platform independent approach that uses the undocumented 
function NotebookInformation[].

ToFileName["FileName" /. NotebookInformation[EvaluationNotebook[]]]

Bear in mind that if the notebook has not been saved with a file name, 
then the result will be the string "FileName".  A robust solution would 
include checking for this pathological situation.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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