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- Subject: [mg122752] Re: $UserBaseDirectory
- From: "Oleksandr Rasputinov" <oleksandr_rasputinov at hmamail.com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 06:26:31 -0500 (EST)
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On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:22:53 -0000, E. Frauendorfer
<he.frauendorfer at t-online.de> wrote:
> Help for $UserBaseDirectory gives the following "very helpful"
> The value of $UserBaseDirectory can be specified by setting the
> MATHEMATICA_BASE operating system environment variable when the
> Mathematica kernel is launched. It cannot be reset from inside the
> I would like to know where, when and how to do that.
> Thanks EF
You should look at your operating system documentation regarding setting
environment variables. However, briefly:
In Windows, at the command prompt:
In a terminal under Linux (assuming ksh/bash):
In Mac OS (again assuming bash):
Then start Mathematica from this same command prompt/shell instance using,
Finally I would like to correct an error above. $UserBaseDirectory is
associated with the MATHEMATICA_USERBASE environment variable.
MATHEMATICA_BASE influences $BaseDirectory, not $UserBaseDirectory. The
usage of either of these is essentially the same but the paths will be
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