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My Tab Shell: C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe --login -i

However Startup Dir doesn't seem to work, neither with C:\ nor /c/.

There is a similar question here, but it deals with Explorer extensions. I'm looking for a way to open the tab by default in a specific directory.

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Looks like your bash version does not supports "startup directory". I believe it is not git-bash. git bash usually located in the another dir:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i

MinGW bash (in your case) does not support startup dir.

BTW, did you try ConEmu (I'm the author)? It is another windows terminal full of features.

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I really did want to use MinGW bash, not Git bash. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give ConEnum a try later. – Andrej Nov 29 '12 at 15:53
Thought, if you need special dir on bash startup and it is persistent - you may add cd /c/... command to your bash profile script. – Maximus Nov 29 '12 at 19:08
Thanks again. I can change cd "$HOME" to cd /c/mydir in the \msys\1.0\etc\profile file and it works this way. – Andrej Nov 30 '12 at 13:26

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