Fingerterm terminal defaults to / as current working directory [duplicate]

asked 2013-12-25 19:27:09 +0200

FireFly gravatar image

updated 2014-07-12 02:06:15 +0200

simo gravatar image

The built-in terminal emulator (fingerterm) spawns a shell in / (the root directory) by default. Spawning it in /home/nemo seems like it'd be more useful to me (easy access to interact with local media/config files/whatnot). Sure, it's just a minor annoyance, but my muscle memory would be thankful if the default PWD was changed.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by ibins
close date 2014-04-09 21:41:15.114882


Wouldnt that be possible through some kind of .profile or liky?

Swl ( 2013-12-25 19:45:24 +0200 )edit

You'd think so, but neither things in .profile or .bashrc seem to be run on fingerterm startup, which is odd since evidently it starts bash (going by $SHELL) and runs an interactive shell...

FireFly ( 2013-12-25 19:50:01 +0200 )edit

Never assume anything is logical. ;)

Swl ( 2013-12-25 20:00:00 +0200 )edit

Agreed, .bash_profile nor .bashrc get executed when opening fingerterm. However, when you ssh in, .bash_profile is executed.

gabriel ( 2013-12-29 15:32:34 +0200 )edit