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Document default working directory for lcd() #634

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techtonik opened this issue May 9, 2012 · 2 comments
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Document default working directory for lcd() #634

techtonik opened this issue May 9, 2012 · 2 comments
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@techtonik techtonik commented May 9, 2012

cd() documentation mentions that default working directory on the remote side is $HOME.

But lcd() doc is silent about default working dir for local(). Is it a fabfile.py location or cwd or anything random?
http://docs.fabfile.org/en/1.4.2/api/core/operations.html#fabric.operations.local

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@techtonik techtonik commented May 9, 2012

It looks like the default working dir is current working directory at the time of fab invocation. That means it's random.

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@bitprophet bitprophet commented May 9, 2012

That's not random, that's os.getcwd() :) I don't think it's worth changing to be hooked to the fabfile location or anything, but I agree it should be explicitly documented.

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