- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg47835] $Path Management.
- From: Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke)
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 00:34:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
$Version "5.0 for Microsoft Windows  (November 18, 2003)" MathGroup: Does Mathematica dynamically rearrange its $Path path strings without user knowledge? I recorded a copy of $Path when I installed Mathematica 5.0.1, but what I have now is not what I had then. There is one new path to $TopDirectory\SystemFiles\Graphics\Packages which got added, and another one to $TopDirectory\AddOns\ExtraPackages\Utilities which was deleted. Also, the order of the last four path strings is different from what it was at installation time. Could a crash (a hung Kernel which I could not stop) have produced these results? Or is a hung FrontEnd responsible for $Path mismanagement at abort time? Is $Path automatically altered when a Context file is loaded? To change $Path's order of path strings, is there a way to do this other than rebuilding $Path in the Kernel (User) init.m file? Regards, Harold