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Is there currently any mechanism to save or preset locations to open when you start Console2?
I would like to be able to create separate tabs for locations and sue Console2 to organize my command prompts, and I have already set up a number of separate tabs to launch, but I only see options to set the shell and shell location, but not where it should begin at.
Is there any way to accomplish this currently?
if you go to Console Settings -> Tabs, what you see in the Shell group are two fields: Shell and Startup dir.
So, when you configure a tab, you can specify which shell app you want to open (or leave blank to open %comspec%) and where you want its startup folder be (or leave blank to use whatever Windows finds appropriate).
For example, I have three tabs:
- Name: Console2; Shell: empty; Startup dir: %HOME%
- Name: VS2005; Shell: cmd.exe /k vcvarsall.bat x86; Startup dir: c:\vs8
- Name: Console Debug; Shell: empty; Startup dir: c:\
So, when I open each of them (or all together by running
console -t Console2 -t VS2005 -t "Console Debug"
), I get a prompt in the respective location.
Now remember that if you specify a shell, other than cmd.exe, it can change the current directory. For example, if I configure a tab as: Name: confusing; Shell: cmd.exe /k cd /d c:\download; Startup dir: c:\; it will start in c:\, but immediately switch to c:\download.
Hope it helps a bit.
So it will work if I specify a shell to use? I did try the startup directory, but I did not tell it which shell to use. I will try that!