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Scilab help >> Files : Input/Output functions > Directory > chdir

chdir

changes Scilab current directory

cd

changes Scilab current directory

Calling Sequence

b = chdir(path)
realpath = cd(path)
cd path

Arguments

b

a boolean %t if chdir operation is ok

path

a character string

realpath

a character string, the real path name after pathname conversion (see below)

Description

Change the current Scilab directory to those given by path. Note that path conversion is performed and for example SCI/modules/core/macros is a valid pattern for both Unix and Windows. If path is empty change to "home" directory.

Examples

chdir(TMPDIR);
pwd
cd 
cd SCI

See Also

  • pwd — gets Scilab current directory
  • SCI — variable containing the value of the root path of Scilab.
  • SCIHOME — contains the path to preferences, history files of your Scilab session.
  • TMPDIR — temporary directory path.
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Last updated:
Mon Oct 01 17:34:52 CEST 2012