$InitialDirectory

$InitialDirectory
gives the initial directory when the current Wolfram System session was started.

DetailsDetails

  • $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 users home directory $HomeDirectory.
Introduced in 1996
(3.0)
| Updated in 2003
(5.0)