$Path

$Path

gives the default list of directories to search in attempting to find an external file.

Details

  • The structure of directory and file names may differ from one computer system to another.
  • $Path is used both for files in Get and for external programs in Install.
  • The setting for $Path can be overridden in specific functions using the Path option.
  • The directory names are specified by strings. The full file names tested are of the form FileNameJoin[{directory,name}].
  • On most computer systems, the following special characters can be used in directory names:
  • .the current directory
    ..the directory one level up in the hierarchy
    ~the users home directory
  • $Path can contain nested sublists.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Add a directory in which to look for files after all of the system defaults:

Add a directory in which to look for files before any of the system defaults:

Wolfram Research (1988), $Path, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html (updated 2007).

Text

Wolfram Research (1988), $Path, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html (updated 2007).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_$path, author="Wolfram Research", title="{$Path}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html}", note=[Accessed: 19-January-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_$path, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={$Path}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html}, note=[Accessed: 19-January-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "$Path." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2007. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). $Path. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$Path.html