files wind up on the desktop

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    files wind up on the desktop

    Hello,
    I'm new to this post. I am also new to C++.
    I have managed to get the DJGPP compiler up and running , but after I makefile and run , all of the new files are stored on the desktop!
    I found a FAQ about this that said that DJGPP stores all new files in the current directory. I start my sessions by going :
    START>RUN>"rhide hello"
    Is the START/RUN directory the desktop? I was under the impression that C: was my current directory.
    The FAQ said something about going into DOS to switch directories. I know how to do this but which other directory can I use? DJGPP is currently in : C:\DJGPP
    Man this is confusing!
    Any help in this matter would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    spray 140 aka james

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    Talking

    when you run things from the start->run option in windows, the default current directory is the desktop... you have to give it full paths if you dont want the 'working' directory to be the desktop.

    try typing in the full path to the rhide executable instead:

    start->run->C:\whatever\rhide hello

    or better still ... create a shortcut to it.. and in the shortcut tell it what you want the working directory to be.

    good luck.
    U.
    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
    Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

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    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
    I have been posting this question on various boards now for 3 weeks! This was THE ONLY answer I have recieved thus far, and to top it off, I understand it. So, once again,
    THANKS
    Now I can resume my C++ studies, and maybe even learn to incorporate C++ with my Python programs.
    spray 140 aka james

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    no problem.. glad i could help
    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
    Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

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