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RE: SetDirectory Problems

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  • Subject: [mg17054] RE: [mg16943] SetDirectory Problems
  • From: "Jean-Marie THOMAS" <jmthomas at>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 02:12:03 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Mathematica provides a uniform way to handle file structure over different
operating systems, but cannot be independant of your specific operating
Then a good practice suggests to use functions returning file names or
directory names:
FileNames,DirectoryName,FileType (can be used to treat separately files and
directories), Directory, etc.

Hope this helps,

Jean-Marie THOMAS
mailto:jmthomas at
Conseil et Audit en Ingenierie de Calcul
Strasbourg, France

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Engmann [mailto:je224 at]
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg17054] [mg16943] SetDirectory Problems

When I'm using the SetDirectory command, typing a directory name
sometimes results in unexpected response, e.g. backspacing several
characters. This does not only happen when trying to type an invalid
directory name, so I had to use quite silly methods, for instance move
the files to "acceptable" directories. It seems to occur especially when
using directories which include "0" (zero) characters.

Has anyone had similar trouble and knows how to solve this?


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