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Re: Open terminal window from emacs

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: Open terminal window from emacs
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:56:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On 2013-09-27 22:46 +0200, Frederik wrote:

> I try to open up urxvt from emacs and make the terminal emulator
> automatically switch to the current working directory of the current
> buffer (i.e. to the value of default-directory).

Shouldn't the terminal emulator start in that directory automatically?
At least xterm does, I don't have urxvt around ATM.

> This is what I've come up with:
> (call-process "/usr/bin/urxvt" nil 0 nil
>       (concat "-cd" default-directory))
> But this doesn't work.
> This
> (call-process "/usr/bin/urxvt" nil 0 nil
>       "-cd ~/test")
> doesn't work either, even though the directory exits.
> Any pointers?

Seems to me the tilde does not get expanded here, so you would have to
use (expand-file-name default-directory) rather than just


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