Always which I opened the terminal, on the Linux Mint, the directories which the terminal started is: /home/user. How I changed this default directory to another, e.g. /home/user/Download?

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One quick way to do this is:

echo "cd /home/user/Download" >> ~/.bashrc

Now everytime you open a terminal, it will execute cd /home/user/Download right away.

  • What I need is the terminal open on the different directory sometime which I open the terminal through menu or sequential key (ctrl+alt+T). Only this, thanks Jan 6, 2016 at 23:31
  • That is what that command is doing, unless I did not understand what you meant.
    – Kira
    Jan 6, 2016 at 23:32
  • When ran this command the result this character ">" I think which the command waiting to another instruction. P.S. Sorry, maybe to my English. I am stilling training Jan 6, 2016 at 23:37
  • @EdgarOliveira The problem was that there was an extra " at the end of the command (I've edited the answer to remove it). Jan 6, 2016 at 23:43

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