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Søren Frimann...
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:17 pm
 
Hi all.

I sometimes run idl on a server where the same installation is shared
by several other users.

Is there a way to get the system to search for *.pro files in a set of
folders _without_ changing the !path system variable? (Changing !path
would also change it for all other sessions that other uses might open
subsequently)

I basically want to be able to use procedures not necessarily located
in the working directory without changing !path for anyone other than
myself

The IDL version is 7.0, and it's under a unix enviroment.

Sincerely
Søren Frimann
 
Paulo Penteado...
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:47 pm
 
On Nov 7, 11:17 am, Søren Frimann <frim... at (no spam) phys.au.dk> wrote:
Quote:
Is there a way to get the system to search for *.pro files in a set of
folders _without_ changing the !path system variable?

Yes, just change !path.

Quote:
(Changing !path
would also change it for all other sessions that other uses might open
subsequently)

No. !path (just as any IDL system variable) is local to the current
IDL session. Not only a change to !path does not affect other users,
it does not even affect other IDL sessions of the same user.
 
Søren Frimann...
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:02 pm
 
Seems like I simply misunderstood a central point there then -- thanks
alot :-)

On Nov 7, 1:47 pm, Paulo Penteado <pp.pente... at (no spam) gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
On Nov 7, 11:17 am, Søren Frimann <frim... at (no spam) phys.au.dk> wrote:

Is there a way to get the system to search for *.pro files in a set of
folders _without_ changing the !path system variable?

Yes, just change !path.

(Changing !path
would also change it for all other sessions that other uses might open
subsequently)

No. !path (just as any IDL system variable) is local to the current
IDL session. Not only a change to !path does not affect other users,
it does not even affect other IDL sessions of the same user.

 
 
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