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When opening neovim via nvim /path/to/directory I want the current working directory of vim to be set to the given path instead of the current path of my terminal.

When opening a file instead it would make sense to me that the current working directory is set to the parent directory and when opening a new file or without arguments the default behavior would be fine.

Is there any option to accomplish something like this? I am aware of autochdir but it does not seem like what I want.

Background is that I want my fuzzy finder to look for file in the correct location when opening vim without having to remember to cd into that directory first.

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  • Do you mean you want to do this through configuration (i.e. in your vimrc) or more of an as-needed, adhoc basis? The latter can be done with command line params: vim -c "lcd $PWD" /some/file.
    – B Layer
    Oct 30 '21 at 20:28
  • I want this as a default configuration rather than a command like the above.
    – dehlen
    Oct 30 '21 at 20:30
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As long as you're in an environment that uses the PWD environment variable then you can use that with the :cd command in a VimEnter autocommand. For example...

augroup cdpwd
    autocmd!
    autocmd VimEnter * cd $PWD
augroup END

This will run once after Vim/NeoVim first initializes.

(Tested successfully with an init.vim file containing only the above.)

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  • Thank you looks like what I wanted!
    – dehlen
    Oct 30 '21 at 20:54
  • Great! You're welcome.
    – B Layer
    Oct 30 '21 at 20:55

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