Directories & Directory Operations

 

ReferenceReference

Directory current kernel directory

SetDirectory set the current kernel directory

NotebookDirectory current notebook directory

ResetDirectory ▪ DirectoryStack

Directory Names »

ParentDirectory the parent of a directory

DirectoryName pick out the directory part from a full file name

FileNameJoin assemble a file name from a list of parts

FileNameSplit ▪ FileNameDepth ▪ ...

DirectoryQ test whether a name corresponds to an existing directory

Directory Operations

CreateDirectory ▪ RenameDirectory ▪ CopyDirectory ▪ DeleteDirectory

User File Directories

$UserDocumentsDirectory default directory to store kernel files

$HomeDirectory user's home directory

$UserBaseDirectory default base directory for user-specific add-on files

$Path list of directories to search for files

System File Directories

$InitialDirectory initial directory when Mathematica was started

$BaseDirectory default base directory for systemwide add-on files

$InstallationDirectory root of directories for Mathematica installation files

$RootDirectory file system root directory

$TemporaryDirectory system temporary directory

FindFile find a file by searching $Path, etc.

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