Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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represents a symbol whose value is persistently stored in the local file system.

represents a persistent symbol corresponding to the local object obj.


  • Values can be assigned using LocalSymbol[name]=val or LocalSymbol[name]:=val.
  • LocalSymbol[name] evaluates to give the value assigned for LocalSymbol[name].
  • Values of local symbols are stored in local objects.
  • LocalSymbol["name"] by default references a local object with the specified name within the directory $LocalSymbolBase.
  • LocalSymbol["name",base] references a local object relative to the specified base.
  • Local symbols can be shared between users if appropriate permissions are set on the underlying file system objects.
  • In LocalSymbol["name"], "name" can be any string.
  • LocalSymbol[File["path"]] and LocalSymbol[relpath,File["path"]] are also supported.
  • Local symbols can be removed with Remove.
Introduced in 2015