[Sidefx-houdini-list] insert mid HOUDINI_PATH

Frederic Servant frederic.servant at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 11:13:03 EDT 2013

Yes, HSITE is not used if you you set the HOUDINI_PATH yourself.

How about setting HOUDINI_PATH in a wrapper script such as this one:


cd /my/houdini/location
source houdini_setup
cd - &> /dev/null

export HOUDINI_PATH="/foo/bar:$HIH:$HSITE:$HH"

${HB}/houdini $*

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Dan Schneider <eyevex at yahoo.com> wrote:

> So other than the short answer of "genraly don't do it ;)" ....
> I need to insert a location mid HOUDINI_PATH and also use HSITE so that..
> $HIP:$HIH:$HSITE:$HH becomes $HIP:/foo/bar:$HIH:$HSITE:$HH
> so all in /foo/bar/hoidiniXX.yy always takes priority over all except $HIP
> As, of so far easier said than done. $HSITE seems to be some kind of
> special variable (?)..
> - If I set $HSITE, all works as expected without foo/bar
> - however, if I attempt to insert it by explicitly setting HOUDINI_PATH
> utilizing variable expansion or explicitly in the shell before launch, as
> above... all work as expected EXCEPT $HSITE seems unuused (although I can
> grap the path via hython or windows-->shell or the launching shell and it
> is set and expanded correctly.
> - and of course if I prepend the default '&', I end up with $HIP in
> HOUDINI_PATH 2xs -- also no god.
> Any ideas?
> -Dan
> (|;-D>
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