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Re: Path to *.m file

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  • Subject: [mg86564] Re: Path to *.m file
  • From: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:52:48 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200803091007.FAA15259@smc.vnet.net> <fr5e8q$odn$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Mar 13, 5:32=A0am, David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
wrote:
> Carl Woll wrote:
> > I'm not sure why this is a `Private` variable, but this information can
> > be found from:
>
> > System`Private`$InputFileName
>
> This is very useful, and I have checked, and it was there at 5.2, so I
> guess it is one of those long-term undocumented features!
>
> However, it would be nice if it (or the subsequent documented feature)
> always returned the absolute path-name. As it is, Get["xxx.m"] sets this
> variable to ".\\xx.m", which is less convenient, and misleading if the
> code in the package has already executed a SetDirectory call.
>
> David Baileyhttp://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

Some time ago, I think before 6.0, WRI technical support suggested the
following to me (ultimately from the developers):

        System`Private`FindFile[$Input].

Vince Virgilio


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