[slime-devel] Question about current directory and M-x cd behavior

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Mon Jun 11 17:02:02 UTC 2012

Jeffrey Cunningham <jeffrey at jkcunningham.com> writes:

> Greetings,
> This problem has been bothering me for awhile. If I start emacs and then
> slime in one directory and M-x cd to another, even though M-x pwd tells
> me I am in the other directory, running a simple piece of code like
> (with-open-file (*standard-output*  "test" :direction :output) (print
> (get-universal-time)))
> demonstrates that Lisp still thinks it's "current" directory is the
> first directory.
> How do you get around this problem? The only way I know is to kill the
> current inferior-lisp, change directories, and start a new one, which
> seems somewhat over-kill to say the least.

Common Lisp uses the standard variable *DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS* to
control how relative pathnames are turned into absolute pathnames for
filesystem operations.

http://l1sp.org/cl/*default-pathname-defaults* has more info.


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