NAME

chdir - change current working directory

SYNOPSIS

chdir FileSpec

DESCRIPTION

The chdir statement changes the current working directory to the directory given by FileSpec.  Files referenced with path names that do not begin with / are located relative to the current working directory.  After the current working directory is changed, the new directory is used as the base for all relative path names for this program. 

EXAMPLE

The program
	kill "employees/gary"
	chdir "employees"
	kill "larry"
	chdir ".."
	kill "employees/roger"
deletes the files employees/gary, employees/larry and employees/roger. 

SEE ALSO

mkdir, rmdir

DIAGNOSTICS

If FileSpec is not a directory that the user is permitted to search, an "Illegal function call" error occurs. 

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber