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Old 06-16-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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Changing default terminal login directory

Much as I love Mandriva, it has one maddening feature: when I start a terminal, it drops me into ~/Desktop, whereas I'd prefer to start in ~/ as on most other distributions. I know there's a cleverer fix for this than simply adding "cd ~/" to my .cshrc file or something similar. This behaviour is governed by some parameter somewhere. Can anyone help me figure this out, please?
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I can't understand why anyone would want to use csh these
days, but ... ;}

Have a look at all of the following files:
       /etc/csh.cshrc  Read  first  by  every  shell.   ConvexOS,
                       Stellix and Intel use /etc/cshrc and NeXTs
                       use /etc/cshrc.std.  A/UX, AMIX, Cray  and
                       IRIX  have  no  equivalent  in csh(1), but
                       read this file in  tcsh  anyway.   Solaris
                       2.x  does  not  have  it  either, but tcsh
                       reads /etc/.cshrc.  (+)
       /etc/csh.login  Read by login shells after /etc/csh.cshrc.
                       ConvexOS,    Stellix    and    Intel   use
                       /etc/login,  NeXTs   use   /etc/login.std,
                       Solaris  2.x  uses  /etc/.login  and A/UX,
                       AMIX, Cray and IRIX use /etc/cshrc.
       ~/.tcshrc (+)   Read by every shell  after  /etc/csh.cshrc
                       or its equivalent.
       ~/.cshrc        Read  by every shell, if ~/.tcshrc doesn't
                       exist, after /etc/csh.cshrc or its equiva-
                       lent.   This  manual  uses  `~/.tcshrc' to
                       mean `~/.tcshrc or, if  ~/.tcshrc  is  not
                       found, ~/.cshrc'.
       ~/.history      Read  by  login  shells after ~/.tcshrc if
                       savehist is set, but see also histfile.
       ~/.login        Read by login shells  after  ~/.tcshrc  or
                       ~/.history.   The shell may be compiled to
                       read  ~/.login  before  instead  of  after
                       ~/.tcshrc  and ~/.history; see the version
                       shell variable.
       ~/.cshdirs (+)  Read by login  shells  after  ~/.login  if
                       savedirs is set, but see also dirsfile



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