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Old 06-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Arch Linux: In KDE, the default directory is Documents *When I open Terminal*


How do I change it back to ~/ directory? This may also atribute to my other problems as well regarding why I can't put files in the trash nor delete them. How do I change the default directory? After around a week, Arch Linux is up and running as almost stable, all I have to do is settle these problems and a few others and Arch Linux will be good enough for daily use. Someone said I may have changed my UID by accident, but I'm not sure how to change that back.

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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Actually, it's not just terminals, it's EVERYTHING! Everything I open up goes directly documents. The last thing I did was Install KDE and uninstall every other desktop environment and all of the applications provided by someone friendly enough to help me out AND give me the code to copy and paste. What can I do to fix this?
 
Old 06-07-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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I also have this problem (not in the terminal, just in KDE app file dialogs) and would like a solution. I can't believe why they would decide to start in ~/Documents instead of ~, it just makes no sense to me.

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Old 06-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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I deleted the Documents directory and it default changed back to ~/, but when I add it back, it goes back to the way it was before. I instead made a directory call Docs and it doesn't make it the home. I still want to know how I can make my Documents directory without making it the default one.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 04:26 AM   #5
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you can add
Code:
cd ~/
to your local ~/.bash_profile. If you don't have it, create it and add the stuff
Code:
touch ~/.bash_profile && echo "cd ~/" > ~/.bash_profile
.

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