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From: Adam Sneller <adam@earth2adam.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Persisting the current working directory in an org-babel session
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2023 12:34:17 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <78104F7C-B96D-4B8C-A83F-37D38B0BA9CF@earth2adam.com> (raw)

For some reason, I am unable to make changes to my working directory persist, from one emacs-lisp SRC block to the next.

For example, consider the following:

	* Literate programming in a single session
	:header-args: :var DIR="/Users/adam/Desktop/test"

	#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :session *elisp*
	(cd DIR)

	: /Users/adam/Desktop/test/

	#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :session *elisp*
	(cd ".")

	: /Users/adam/org/

The :header-args: define a starting directory (DIR="/Users/adam/Desktop/test"). The first block establishes the *elisp* session and navigates into DIR, using (cd DIR). Confirmation is then seen in the #+RESULTS. 

A second block is then created in the same *elisp* session. This simply echos the current working directory with (cd "."). BUT... the #+RESULTS show that the working directory has not persisted from our first block and has instead, defaulted to the default org-mode directory.

Now, I realise that I could have used :dir in my initial :header-args: to set the same working directory for all blocks. But what I am interested in is why my changes are not persisting, when (if I am not mistaken) this is the entire point of establishing a session?


Adam Sneller

             reply	other threads:[~2023-01-01 12:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-01 12:34 Adam Sneller [this message]
2023-01-01 13:19 ` Persisting the current working directory in an org-babel session Ihor Radchenko
2024-04-09 13:23   ` Ihor Radchenko

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