Re: [dev] [st][PATCH] better plumbing on linux: find child shell cwd without shell gymnastics

From: Jérôme Andrieux <>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2018 20:40:15 +0100

> So, which option sucks least?

TLDR: OSC7 from the shell, IMO.

Given that I use st/zsh on OpenBSD more than Linux and wanted to add
some 9term/rc mouse features to its glory, I tried quite a few tricks
to get the current shell cwd.
I decided on using the OSC7 approach, ie push from the shell to st,
which introduced short and generic code in st and seems supported by
many shells.
I have not tried ksh though but worst case scenario, you need a "cd"
alias and some "printf".

I have been using it daily without troubles since I published it.
Oh, and it's great to be able to use the mouse to plumb any arbitrary string.
Received on Thu Nov 01 2018 - 20:40:15 CET

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