|GNU Octave Manual Version 3|
by John W. Eaton, David Bateman, Søren Hauberg
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32.8 Current Working Directory
- Command: cd dir
- Command: chdir dir
- Change the current working directory to dir. If dir is
omitted, the current directory is changed to the user's home
directory. For example,
Changes the current working directory to ‘~/octave’. If the directory does not exist, an error message is printed and the working directory is not changed.
See also mkdir, rmdir, dir
- Command: ls options
- List directory contents. For example,
ls -l -| total 12 -| -rw-r--r-- 1 jwe users 4488 Aug 19 04:02 foo.m -| -rw-r--r-- 1 jwe users 1315 Aug 17 23:14 bar.m
lscommands are implemented by calling your system's directory listing command, so the available options may vary from system to system.
See also dir, stat, readdir, glob, filesep, ls_command
- Function File: old_cmd = ls_command (cmd)
- Set or return the shell command used by Octave's
lscommand. The value of cmd must be a character string. With no arguments, simply return the previous value.
See also ls
- Function File: dir (directory)
- Function File: [list] = dir (directory)
- Display file listing for directory directory. If a return
value is requested, return a structure array with the fields
name bytes date isdir statinfo
statinfois the structure returned from
If directory is not a directory, return information about the named filename. directory may be a list of directories specified either by name or with wildcard characters (like * and ?) which will be expanded with glob.
Note that for symbolic links,
dirreturns information about the file that a symbolic link points to instead of the link itself. However, if the link points to a nonexistent file,
dirreturns information about the link.
See also ls, stat, lstat, readdir, glob, filesep
- Built-in Function: pwd ()
- Return the current working directory.
See also dir, ls
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