This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: how to use current directory as bash startup directory

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Daniel Barclay wrote:

> Can bash "inherit" the working directory setting from the process that
> invoked bash instead of always setting its initial working directory
> (to the user's home directory)?
> On Unix, Emacs' "shell" command gets me a shell whose working directory
> is set based on what I was editing.
> However, when I use NTEmacs' "shell" command to start a Cygwin bash shell,
> bash always sets its initial working directory to my home directory.
> Can I configure bash to leave the working directory set as it was when
> bash was started?
> Thanks,
> Daniel

Normally, you should be able to just not pass the --login flag to bash.
However, if your .bashrc contains a "cd ~" command (or "cd $HOME", or
even "cd"), you'll need to comment it out from there.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"I have since come to realize that being between your mentor and his route
to the bathroom is a major career booster."  -- Patrick Naughton

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]