GNU bug report logs - #9555
Improved method for shell directory tracking

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Package: emacs; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN>; merged with #17656; dated Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:21:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Forcibly Merged 9555 17656. Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Package: emacs
Severity: wishlist

An Emacs shell buffer needs to know the shell's PWD so that eg
completion can work correctly. The default shell-directory-tracker
watches for standard commands like cd, pushd, popd. It fails to handle
non-standard commands for changing directories; eg ".." as an
alias/function meaning "cd ../", etc.

dirtrack.el provides an alternative, but requires the full PWD to appear
in the prompt.

Is it possible to come up with a third way that is better than these?


Ref eg bug #1438, #4596, etc.




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