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Re: source-ing files vs. entering on cmd line?

From: Mario Storti
Subject: Re: source-ing files vs. entering on cmd line?
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:19:42 -0300

>>>>> On Tue, 17 Nov 1998 15:26:03 -0500 (EST), 
>>>>>      Daniel Friedman <address@hidden> said:

> I am running Octave version 2.0.13.  Suppose I start Octave while in
> directory 'foo', and I have a file in ./bar/mstuff.m I wish to run, 
> to declare a bunch of special functions at the beginning of a particular
> session.  Without adding the 'bar' directory to LOADPATH, since I need
> the bar directory only once, is there a way to specify to octave where to
> look for mstuff.m just one time?  If I could enter "bar/mstuff" on the
> command line, that would be great, but this of course doesn't work.  Do
> I have to change to the bar directory, run mstuff, and then change back
> where I was?

> I tried source("bar/mstuff"), and this executes without error, but the
> functions defined in mstuff are not remembered by Octave for later use. 

> Thanks,
> --dan

Use the following,

octave> source("./bar/mstuff.m")

>From the Octave manual:

>  - Built-in Function:  source (FILE)
>      Parse and execute the contents of FILE.  This is equivalent to
>      executing commands from a script file, but without requiring the
>      file to be named `FILE.m'.



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