$InitialDirectory

$InitialDirectory

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

Details

  • $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.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Typical value of $InitialDirectory on Mac:

Introduced in 1996
 (3.0)
 |
Updated in 2003
 (5.0)