Other data files should be kept in the data directory under the main EMBOSS installation. Individual users personal data files can be kept in the current working directory, a subdirectory
.embossdataof the current directory, their home directory or a subdirectory
.embossdataof their home directory. EMBOSS will search these locations in this order and will stop as soon as it finds a matching file. If the personal directories do not contain the desired file, EMBOSS will search the system wide data directory,
/site/prog/emboss/datain this example.
Apparently inexplicable errors when running EMBOSS programs may be caused by the system not using the data files one expects. The search path can be displayed in search order using the command embossdata.