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8.46 CHDIR — Change working directory

Description:
Change current working directory to a specified path.

This intrinsic is provided in both subroutine and function forms; however, only one form can be used in any given program unit.

Standard:
GNU extension
Class:
Subroutine, function
Syntax:

CALL CHDIR(NAME [, STATUS])
STATUS = CHDIR(NAME)

Arguments:

NAME The type shall be CHARACTER of default kind and shall specify a valid path within the file system.
STATUS (Optional) INTEGER status flag of the default kind. Returns 0 on success, and a system specific and nonzero error code otherwise.

Example:
          PROGRAM test_chdir
            CHARACTER(len=255) :: path
            CALL getcwd(path)
            WRITE(*,*) TRIM(path)
            CALL chdir("/tmp")
            CALL getcwd(path)
            WRITE(*,*) TRIM(path)
          END PROGRAM
     

See also:
GETCWD