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by gnwiii » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:02 pm America/New_York
I think the "current working directory" for users who run l2gen (and other processing programs) from the GUI is a bit of a mystery. I don't know if there is a simple rule for all use cases, but one way to be sure is to edit the ocssw_runner script to write the $PWD value to a file in the user's home directory. I'd try that myself, but most of my processing is done on the command line.
As I recall the working dir that the GUI uses is the directory that the ifile is in. I believe that was an attempt to keep me sane when SeaDAS was launched by the Finder on a Mac or some linux desktop launcher. I would have to go back and check the Java code that I wrote many years ago to be sure.
running l2gen from the command line is your best bet. Then you know what the working directory is.
The abscf_gas.nc file bug has already been fixed, so this will not be a problem in the next release.