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Re: Directory ? Not the current working one !

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  • Subject: [mg72727] Re: Directory ? Not the current working one !
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 04:03:50 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <eofimn$gd3$>

Laura Dabene wrote:
> Hi
> I need a way to detect the directory a notebook has been saved in,
> but none gotten by mean of ?*Directory* seems to be useful.
> As example, if MyNotebook.nb was saved in c:\MyDirectory
> I would love to get
> In  = WhereDoIDwell[]
> Out = "c:\MyDirectory"
> instead of the current working directory as given by Directory[].
> Any hints ? Thanks you a lot.
> Laura 
Hi Laura,

Say that the current notebook is called "jm.nb" and is located in the 
directory "C:\projects\", then the following expression returns the path 
without the file name.

ToFileName[First["FileName" /. NotebookInformation[



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