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Old 10-22-2009
starting bash in a directory

I wish to start bash in a directory at a per invocation basis. i.e, this has nothing to do with a user's home directory.

In my program, I should be able to give: "bash "/lib/examples" in one place and
bash "/lib/src" in another. A shell would start in that folder for me to work in.

This requirement actually comes from my .screenrc file where i can make multiple calls to screen to open differernt shells. However I need to open them in different folders.
screen -t example -h 0 2 bash
Here I should be able to pass an arg to bash to start in a folder.
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Old 10-22-2009
write a script called example

cd /lib/examples

screen -t example -h 0 2 example

add or change the PATH statement as required.
# 3  
Old 10-23-2009

Thanks jgt.
That has occured to me as a last resort.
I am still hoping for an in-line answer. Until then I'll use this one.
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