# needs -- read Macaulay2 commands if necessary

## Synopsis

• Usage:
needs "f"
• Consequences:
• The file named f is loaded with load if it hasn't been loaded yet; if it has changed since the last time it was loaded, it will be loaded again, from the same location as the time before, without searching along the path.

## Description

If the variable notify is set to true, then an informational message is displayed after the file is loaded.

## For the programmer

The object needs is .