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74. operatingsystem


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74.1 Introduction to operatingsystem

Package operatingsystem contains functions for operatingsystem-tasks, like file system operations.


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74.2 Directory operations

Function: chdir (dir)

Change to directory dir

Function: mkdir (dir)

Create directory dir

Function: rmdir (dir)

remove directory dir

Function: getcurrentdirectory ()

returns the current working directory.

See also directory.

Examples:

(%i1) load("operatingsystem")$
(%i2) mkdir("testdirectory")$
(%i3) chdir("testdirectory")$
(%i4) chdir("..")$
(%i5) rmdir("testdirectory")$


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74.3 File operations

Function: copy_file (file1, file2)

copies file file1 to file2

Function: rename_file (file1, file2)

renames file file1 to file2

Function: delete_file (file1)

deletes file file1


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74.4 Environment operations

Function: getenv (env)

Get the value of the environmentvariable env

Example:

(%i1) load("operatingsystem")$
(%i2) getenv("PATH");
(%o2) /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin


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