Re: Re: init.m of FrontEnd in M5.2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69528] Re: [mg69448] Re: [mg69428] init.m of FrontEnd in M5.2*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 06:57:25 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200609121052.GAA04101@smc.vnet.net> <200609130801.EAA18255@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

But what the regular docs don't, I believe,tell you is how to change the location of $UserBaseDirectory. In Windows, at least, there are system environment variables you can set, in this case, MATHEMATICA_USERBASE. By changing the default you can, for example, keep Mathematica configuration files in a partition completely separate from the Windows OS, which makes everything more granular and, to my mind, simplifies maintenance. (I really hate the way Microsoft tried to shove so much program-related stuff into C:\Documents and Settings.) The system environment variables are documented in the Mathematica System Administration Guide, which is accessible from the Help Browser's "Getting Started" tab. Chris Chiasson wrote: > I think it is in $UserBaseDirectory/FrontEnd/init.m > > On 9/12/06, Markus Huber <mhla at gmx.at> wrote: >> Where does M52 store the information I get with >> >> Options@$FrontEnd? >> >> M4 and M41 (Windows) store it in Mathematia\4.0\init.m in my user directory. >> Information about where M42-M52 in different operating systems get this >> info from would be helpful. >> >> Regards, >> Markus Huber >> >> > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**init.m of FrontEnd in M5.2***From:*Markus Huber <mhla@gmx.at>

**Re: init.m of FrontEnd in M5.2***From:*"Chris Chiasson" <chris@chiasson.name>