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I recently switched over to using emacs as a daemon on OS X. I added a launchd plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents with the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" 
 <plist version="1.0">
    <string>Gnu Emacs Daemon</string>

All works well except for one minor gripe when opening a file after a fresh emacsclient window has been opened via emacsclient -c -n. When I hit C-x C-f, it starts at the filesystem root rather than my home directory, whereas launching Emacs.app, C-x C-f starts at my home directory. Is there a way to switch the behavior to start at my home dir rather than the filesystem root?

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Per this page, you should be able to add a working directory with this:



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