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Opening a new window, and cd to the same directory as the current window
Opening a new window, and cd to the same directory as the current window, no matter what I'm doing
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:15:44 +0100
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(by error, I've also sent this to screen-devel, and I apologize for it)
As the title says i'd like to find a way to open a new window and change its CWD to the same dir as the curent window (well the 'other' one once the new window
So far, this is what I came up with:
=> I can issue:
screen -X eval screen "stuff 'cd $PWD^M^L'" other
on the command prompt, and it works.
However, this obviously doesn't work if, on the current window, I'm on a remote
box (via ssh...)
and as a minor problem, I can't find a way to bind this to a key:
bind N stuff 'screen -X eval screen "stuff \'cd $PWD^M^L\'" other'
: Missing " quote.
(I could make an alias, but I'd have prefered a 'keystroke')
Anyway, my point would be to have something like this working working no matter
what i'm doing on the current window.
So.. a few more questions:
1) Is there a way for screen to know an environment variable value in one given
if this is possible I could use screen to set this var: WOLDPWD (window OLDPWD) before the new window is created, and then in my ~/.bashrc, I can check if
this var is defined, and change directory if it is.
2) if answer to 1) is no, then is there a way for screen to know which tty is
'used/attached ?' on current window?
Again, if is possible, then I could use screen to store this value in a variable, before the new window is created, and then in my ~/.bashrc, I can find the
process 'owning?' this tty, and find its CWD...
3) How is the current window number stored in screen? I mean, is there a command, a register or something, that would tell me the current window number? Then I
could store it in a variable before creating the new window...
and... since on every window, the variable $WINDOW is defined (at window creation, I know, but I don't change the window number), in my ~/.bashrc, I could find
back the process with $WINDOW = current window, and then find its CWD
Ok that's a lot of questions I know, but this is the last bit I'm really
missing in my screen conf :)
Thanks in advance :)
- Opening a new window, and cd to the same directory as the current window, no matter what I'm doing,