Re: [hackers] [tabbed][PATCH] Use PWD xprop to set workdir for spawned clients

From: Nikita Zlobin <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2020 03:24:51 +0500

In Thu, 4 Jun 2020 16:21:40 -0400
Daniel Moch <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 11:26:15AM +0500, Nikita Zlobin wrote:
> > Somewhat disconvenient after true multitab terminals, that new term
> > tabs don't inherit workdir from previous active. Here is some
> > attempt to make such a bond.
> My memory is that terminals in this case inherit their working
> directory from the parent shell, and not from the previous active
> tab. I confirmed this by installing and testing with xfce4-terminal.
> I'm not in favor of this change.

But if I change dir to different from initial, than new tab inherits
this dir, not original workdir of entire term (home if started from
desktop launcher or menu).

Yet about this change - it will do nothing if PWD is not set.
Extra efforts are necessary rather to get it working than to get rid of
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