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Re: notebook directory

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  • Subject: [mg61670] Re: [mg61666] notebook directory
  • From: Jeff Bryant <jeffb at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 01:28:04 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

   You can use the following to specify that the working directory is 
the same as your saved notebook:


I use this all the time to set the working directory to the same 
directory as the notebook I'm working in.


Hannes Kessler wrote:
> Dear mathematica-experts,
> its a typical situation that I want to analyze some data files in the
> same directory where the mathematica-notebook is located.
> Is there a possibility to open the notebook and set the current working
> directory in a different way than issuing a manual
> SetDirectory["...\specific_directory"] command?
> Ideally, there should be some something like a state variable
> $NotebookDirectory one could refer to.
> Best regards,
> Hannes Kessler

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