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Re: Re: change $UserDocumentsDirectory

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  • Subject: [mg76421] Re: [mg76386] Re: change $UserDocumentsDirectory
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 02:42:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at

Does it matter in WHICH init.m to place such a thing?  (Presumably I 
want it in an init.m in $UserBaseDirectory.)  But in the Front End 
init.m or the kernel's init.m?  If no difference, any rules of thumb as 
to where it's preferable?

Bill Rowe wrote:
> On 5/20/07 at 2:26 AM, murray at (Murray Eisenberg)
> wrote:
>> Is there an OS environment variable that can be used to change
>> $UserDocumentsDirectory?
> Wouldn't it be simpler and just as effective to put
> Unprotect[$UserDocumentDirectory]
> $UserDocumentDirectory="..."
> Protect[$UserDocumentDirectory]
> in your init.m file?
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