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xcwd(1)

2018-03-06

xcwd

print the current working directory of the focused window

NAME

xcwd - X current working directory

SYNOPSIS

xcwd

DESCRIPTION

xcwd is a simple tool which prints the current working directory of the focused window. It’s useful for launching applications directly into the same directory as the focused application—for instance, you might want to launch a new terminal in the same directory as your editor. You can make this happen by binding something like
urxvt -cd "$(xcwd)"
to a keyboard shortcut within your window manager and then invoking that shortcut during editor usage.

EXIT STATUS

xcwd exits with a nonzero status if it can’t figure out the working directory associated with the currently focused window and $HOME is unset. Otherwise, xcwd returns zero.

ENVIRONMENT

If xcwd can’t figure out the working directory associated with the currently focused window, it falls back on $HOME.

BUGS

xcwd’s algorithm fails when applied to most single-instance applications, applications with tabs, or terminal multiplexers. lilyterm(1), screen(1), tmux(1), and urxvtc(1) are all known to fail.

COPYRIGHT

xcwd is copyright 2013 Adrien Schildknecht
This manual page is copyright 2013, 2015-2018 Benjamin Barenblat and licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
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