On Thu, 13 Jul 2017, Schaff, Frederik wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Allin Cottrell
> Right now (git) displaying the working directory is off by
> default. But if I hear people saying it should be on by default
> I'll reconsider. However, since the majority of gretl users are
> on Windows, opinions of Windows users will carry most weight. I
> really don't know: on Windows would this be useful, or just TMI?
I (being a windows user) think this would be useful, e.g. when one
wants to access the gnuplot files created automatically, but also
to use export, etc., without providing dirs. The directory
position(s) are not self-explaining (e.g.:
C:\Users\Frederik\Documents\gretl is relatively fine, but the temp
working dir, which sometimes needs to be accessed, too, is more
So I'd vote for showing it somewhere and also both working dirs.
Hmm, the "dotdir", as we call it, (the one under AppData) is
supposed to be hidden. Ordinary users shouldn't have to know where
it is, and in fact we don't want people to mess around in there --
too much risk of breaking things! But if for whatever reason a user
really needs to know, the formula is
in the gretl console.
The new GUI display is for $workdir only: that's the default
location for user-instigated file writes and reads, when a full path
is not given.