Re: [dev] [st] How do I add a keybinding to open a new ST window in the current working directory?

From: Ian Remmler <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 16:27:31 -0500

On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 11:30:37AM +0600, Enan Ajmain wrote:
> So, could you help me how I can create a function to open a new ST
> terminal window on the cwd of the current ST terminal?

I do something similar with my plumber that could be adapted. I use zsh
which (if interactive) will evaluate a "precmd" hook function when you
execute a command line. I believe bash has something similar. I have it
store the cwd in the X secondary selection (which nothing else typically
uses). You could substitute xclip for xsel.

        precmd() { xsel -s "$PWD" }

Then you just make a script to launch st from there and bind it to a
window manager shortcut or whatever.

        cd "$(xsel -s)"; st

It's a kludge, but it works. Note that it will go to the cwd of the last
terminal where you hit enter, not necessarily the one that has focus.

	- Ian.
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