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Re: How to change the directory for the docs?

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  • Subject: [mg115147] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 04:56:54 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ifmru5$pha$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 01/01/2011 09:25, kj wrote:
> I want to change the location of the docs from the default under
> $InstallationDirectory to a location under $UserBaseDirectory.
> (Of course, I want to do this in a way that works with the Mathematica
> help commands, such as selecting Help on the menu or pressing F1,
> etc., and that does not break any of the internal hyperlinks from
> one documentation page to another.)
>
> How can I do this?
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
>
> ~kj
>
> P.S. I believe this involves modifying System`SystemHelpPath somehow,
> but I can't find out how to do this.  For one thing, I can't
> determine the current value for this symbol (it evaluates to itself,
> DownValues, UpValues, SubValues, DefaultValues, etc., are all empty
> lists).
>

It might help to explain why you want to do this. There is probably an 
easier way to achieve whatever it is you want to do.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk



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