[GAP Forum] using GAP on windows
gap at gap.zssm.zp.ua
Tue Aug 31 20:32:09 BST 2004
Dear Peter Brooksbank and GAP Forum,
I believe that this problem is actually caused by permissions. There
are several ways of resolving it. The idea to grant all users full
access to the gap4r4 directory do will work, but it may be not
compatible with current permission policy implemented by system
administrators of your organisation.
The clean approach depends on the way how you launch GAP.
If you are using gap4r4\bin\gap.bat or gap4r4\bin\gaprxvt.bat batch
files, than you may copy this files to your "home" folder, i.e. any
local folder where you have full access, and then start GAP using
these batch files. Then you will be able to read from and write to
this directory. You may also create shortcuts pointing to *these*
files on the desktop or in the main menu.
If you prefer to use shortcuts, than you should change the working
directory in the shortcut properties to the desired directory where
you have full access rights. Alternatively, you may create new
shortcuts as it was explained in the previous paragraph.
Note that changing gap4r4\bin\gap.bat you can also modify other
parameters, like initial amount of memory, etc.
Hope this helps.
On Monday, August 23, 2004 at 8:14:14 PM
Brooksbank <pbrooksb at bucknell.edu> wrote:
> Dear Forum
> I have questions that are more about operating systems than GAP, but maybe
> someone can help. I am about to introduce GAP to the students in my algebra
> class, and the tech people at my college installed the system on a
> collection of windows machines in one of our computer labs. In the past, I
> have only installed and used GAP on Linux machines, and I'm having trouble
> both logging GAP sessions to external files, and reading external files
> into a GAP system. The
> command results in an error. The problem with the
> command is that I don't seem to be able to save files inside the "gap4r4"
> folder or any of its subfolders. Are the two problems related? Is it that
> permissions to write files to the "gap4r4" folder need to be set by system
> I'd be most grateful if anyone can answer these specific questions and/or
> have suggestions/tips for using GAP on windows.
> Best Regards,
> Peter Brooksbank
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