GNU bug report logs - #10307
23.3; Shell fails to run when current-working-directory is not existant

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Package: emacs; Severity: minor; Reported by: Ashok Gautham <scriptdevil@HIDDEN>; dated Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:51:01 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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From: Ashok Gautham <scriptdevil@HIDDEN>
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Subject: 23.3; Shell fails to run when current-working-directory is not
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* Steps to reproduce bug
1. C-x C-f ~/nonExistant/foo.txt 

   not do this because I want to use the shell to run a command that
   (Message: Type M-x make-directory RET RET to create directory) I do
   would create this for me.

2. M-x shell
   (Message: No such file or directory) Shell does not open

* Expected Behaviour
1. Open shell with nearest parent directory that is alive
   (or)
2. Prompt for the working-directory for shell
   (or in the worst case)
3. Die with an Error: Shell cannot work without an existing current
   directory





Acknowledgement sent to Ashok Gautham <scriptdevil@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#10307; Package emacs. Full text available.
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