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Re: "PATH"

From: Miquel Cabanas
Subject: Re: "PATH"
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 17:29:24 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i


On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:31:37AM -0500, daniel atwater wrote:
> I was trying to set the startup path in OCTAVE by typing the following:
> putenv("PATH","/sw/bin/:...:/Users/dpath2o/Programming/");
> ... 
> setenv("PATH");
> ... 
> "error: `setenv' undefined near line 28 column 1
> I've tried several attempts to put "PATH" back to its default but 
> nothing has worked...
> Any suggestions?
> ALSO, is this the location of the startup path?
> How do I define my own personal startup path, if this is even possible?

1) setenv() does not exist in Octave (though, maybe it's defined in
2) to manipulate the Octave's path, you should use the function
   path() that will show/set the LOADPATH variable
   type "help path" at the Octave's prompt to learn more about path()

3) you can set your default path in the file "$HOME/.octaverc", where
   $HOME is your home directory, e.g. "/usr/people/daniel" or

   type "help -i octaverc" and "help -i LOADPATH" to learn more

For instance, my current .octaverc file includes a line like,

   LOADPATH = [ ":/home/miquel/Octave//", LOADPATH ];

where I set up my LOADPATH (Octave's PATH) to be the my Octave directory
":/home/miquel/Octave//" and all subdirs within it (as indicated by the
double forward slash at the end) and the default LOADPATH set by 
Octave's initialization scripts.


Miquel E Cabanas ------------------------------------------------------
SeRMN, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (address@hidden)

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