bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50594, documentation for startup.m


bug #50594: documentation for startup.m

Submitted by:  Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>
Submitted on:  Mon 20 Mar 2017 01:03:45 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  ernstreissner Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Mon 20 Mar 2017 04:04:04 PM UTC, comment #1:

It's unclear because we don't propose that people use the startup.m mechanism. However, if you prepare a documentation patch we would apply it.

There is a command in the sitewide octave-versioned initfile that executes the startup script.

Rik <rik5>
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Mon 20 Mar 2017 01:03:45 PM UTC, original submission:

According to
matlab reads startup.m at startup
searching for startup.m in the search path.
In the manual Section 2.1.2, nothing is told about the location
of startup.m
There should be a word on the location.
Also, it remains unclear in which ordering startup.m is read.
For the rest it is clear: first the site init file octaverc,
then the version init file octavercand then the personal init file ~/.octaverc and finally the session specific file .octaverc
in the current directory.
Unclear is where reading of startup.m fits into this picture.

Ernst Reissner <ernstreissner>


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