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Re: Default location for Exported files?

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  • Subject: [mg89285] Re: Default location for Exported files?
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 07:31:06 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 3, 4:00 am, Jens-Peer Kuska <ku... at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> "other application" ??? what other application do one need
> when one have Mathematica ???


Add-ons to Mathematica (!) such  as (dare I say) "A WorkLife
FrameWork"  : - )



>
> The best way is to add the directory to the file name.
>
> Puzzled regards
>    Jens
>
> David Reiss wrote:
> > Unfortunately this approach will only work as long as no other
> > application that you are using within Mathematica does any directory
> > manipulation commands.
>
> > So I'd suggest that you create a small palette with a button that
> > resets your directory using the approach in this suggestion.  Then,
> > whenever you need to you can reset your working directory to your
> > chosen location.
>
> > Generally though you should only ever consider the result of the
> > execution of a SetDirectory command as temporary.  Other code will
> > often make changes to the current directory...
>
> > --David
>
> > On Jun 1, 4:35 pm, Jens-Peer Kuska <ku... at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi,
>
> >> It is the directory that Directory[] returns and
>
> >> SetDirectory["the directory you like"]
>
> >> will set it to a new location. Put a SetDirectory[] in
> >> your init.m and you are done.
>
> >> Regards
> >>    Jens
>
> >> AES wrote:
> >>> Is there a *global* default I can set to make all files Exported from
> >>> any Mathematic notebook from now on (permanently!) always (in the
> >>> absence of other specific command) go to a default location of my
> >>> choice, on my HD?
> >>> Possible choices for this default:
> >>> 1)  Always to the desktop?
> >>> 2)  Always to the folder **which contains the notebook which does th=
e
> >>> Exporting**?
> >>> 3)  Always to a designated folder on my desktop?  (I happen to hav=
e =
> > such
> >>> a folder, which I call "Downloads"; essentially every other applicatio=
n
> >>> on my laptop -- browser, mail client, newsreader, various editing apps=
,
> >>> and essentially every other app -- is set so that any web file downloa=
d,=
>
> >>> any FTP, any Save As,  Print to PDF, or similar command will point t=
o
> >>> this folder; never have to worry about where else to look.)



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