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

Jeffrey Cunningham jeffrey at jkcunningham.com
Mon Jun 11 17:45:45 UTC 2012

Got it. I've been using the two interchangeably which no doubt explains 


On 06/11/2012 10:28 AM, edgar wrote:
> Am Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:58:52 -0700
> schrieb Jeffrey Cunningham<jeffrey at jkcunningham.com>:
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> Jeff
> The Emacs M-x cd command only changes the Emacs default-directory.
> To change the Common Lisp *DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS*, too, type a
> comma at the CL-USER>  prompt in the *slime-repl* buffer, then a
> Command: prompt appears in the Emacs minibuffer, where you type
> cd, and then the directory where you want to change to.
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