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HOME_Variable

Question asked by VRFuser on Jul 28, 1997
send q HOME_Variable ww bischof_s

from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-2305 / FAX 970-679-5971
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to:   Stan Bischof
date: Monday, 28 July 1997 1553 MDT

> I just installed an application on my computer totally unrelated to VEE
> and when I went into VEE found that my IO Configuration was gone!
>
> I poked around and found that the vee.io file was still intact in the
> install directory but for some reason was not being read in by VEE.
> Strange to say the least.
>
> After some experimentation ( I went into vee, created a new IO config
> and saved it. Then went to my explorer and did a "find" looking
> for vee.io) I found that VEE is now looking in the new application's directory!
>
> Afetr a little more poking I found that the new application is setting
> an environment variable called HOME. And it appears that if HOME is set
> then VEE looks in the HOME directory for vee.io instead of it's own
> install directory.
>
> VEE _doesn't_ appear to use HOME for anything else, like default
> directory, startup directory, looking for menu files, etc.
>
> Any way around this?
>
> Is this intended behavior or a bug?

Intended behavior ... to allow different users to have different VEE.IO
files.  Mostly applicable to WinNT and HP-UX where multiple users is a normal
procedure.

> Stan Bischof
> stanb@sr.hp.com

[<>] regards -- gvg

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