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Re: IDL and UNIX setenv
- Subject: Re: IDL and UNIX setenv
- From: nmw(at)ion.le.ac.uk (Nigel Wade)
- Date: 18 Jun 2001 15:01:53 GMT
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: University of Leicester
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In article , "Daniel Peduzzi" <email@example.com> writes:
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> Nigel Wade wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> >In article , "Daniel Peduzzi" <email@example.com> writes:
> >> I tried to append the "/usr1/guest/bin/" directory to my UNIX
> >> path before starting an IDL session, but the path information
> >> doesn't seem to be propagated into IDL.
> >I'm pretty sure it uses PATH to determine the location of the
> >Try checking your PATH carefully to make sure that you haven't added
> >it incorrectly. If you can run "myprog" from the command line you
> >should be able to run it from within IDL.
> That's what I thought, too. Before I started IDL, I verified that
> I could run "myprog" from any directory as a result of extending
> the path correctly. But subsequently, I'm not able to SPAWN the
> program from within IDL without indicating its exact location.
> >What do you get if you run :
> > IDL> spawn,'echo $PATH'
> I get the UNIX pathname BEFORE I extended the path. Not only that,
> but if I try to extend the PATH environment variable from within
> IDL, I still can't run "myprog". Boy, am I confused!
What shell are you using?
I notice that in the subject you mention setenv which implies you
are using csh/tcsh. AFIAK spawn will use sh so there may be some
difference between the path you set in csh/tcsh and the path used
Are you actually setting and exporting PATH?
Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
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Phone : +44 (0)116 2523568, Fax : +44 (0)116 2523555