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I'm using gnome-terminal and open multiple tabs for the same path. The behavior of gnome-terminal is to change to the real (canonical) path rather than the exact original path.

E.g. a new tab opened in /home/user/data/project will be in /mnt/data/project if /home/user/data is a symlink to /mnt/data.

In this case, it is not much an issue, but I have some weirder paths : /cifs/project -> /home/user/.gvfs/partage on server/organisation/OU/projects/project and I the latter doen't look great on my prompt.

So, the question is : is there a way to open a new tab in the exact same path, rather than in the realpath, of the previous tab ?

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I didn't find the answer yet. There isn't one, most probably. I guess I should look into the code. –  Christophe Drevet Oct 25 '12 at 6:08
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