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  • Subject: [mg43864] $CommandLine
  • From: pdickof at (Peter Dickof)
  • Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 01:54:42 -0400 (EDT)
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According to the help file, "$CommandLine is a list of strings giving
the elements of the original operating system command line with which
Mathematica was invoked. "

I have been unable to find the following:
1) What exactly do the individual strings mean?
2) What are the "elements" allowed for an operating system command?
3) How is it possible to use $CommandLine to pass in arbitrary

Can anyone point me to this information?

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