Startup file, scilab.ini, will not execute

Discussion in 'Scilab' started by pilot_2054, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. pilot_2054

    pilot_2054 Guest

    The help for "startup" show information different than what I am
    seeing in scilab 5.0.3.

    The help info shows SCIHOME = C:/Documents and Settings/<User>/Scilab/
    scilab-5.0.3. But, when I query SCIHOME from within scilab it shows
    the equivalent for C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data

    I have the file, scilab.ini, in the directory C:\Documents and Settings
    \<User>\Application Data\Scilab\scilab-5.0.3 with a single scilab
    commend, pwd. When I start scilab from the Windows XP start menu the
    command in scilab.ini does not execute. The Windows XP start menu
    command string is "C:\Program Files\scilab-5.0.3\bin\WScilex.exe"

    What am I missing?

    pilot_2054, Jan 1, 2009
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  2. said on 01/01/2009 14:54:
    This is a documentation bug. Please file a bug report:
    It is executed, but you cannot see it because pwd does not work in the
    ini file for some reason (anybody can clarify why?). To convince
    yourself of this fact, put mprintf("WFM") in your ini file and start
    Scilab again.

    If you want to print the current directory from scilab.ini, try
    (add the required strsubst to avoid backslashes to disappear).

    Francois Vogel, Jan 1, 2009
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  3. Francois Vogel, Jan 2, 2009
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