gives the initial directory when the current Wolfram System session was started.
- $InitialDirectory returns the full name of the directory as a string.
- If the Wolfram System is started from a shell or command line, $InitialDirectory gives the current operating system directory.
- If the Wolfram System is started from a menu or icon, $InitialDirectory typically gives the user’s home directory $HomeDirectory.
Introduced in 1996
(3.0)| Updated in 2003