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Re: How to change the directory for the docs?

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  • Subject: [mg115158] Re: How to change the directory for the docs?
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 03:55:00 -0500 (EST)

One reason to move documentation is so that the Mac's Spotlight search
capability will see it.

Bobby

On Sun, 02 Jan 2011 03:56:54 -0600, David Bailey
<dave at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote:

> 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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