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I use ranger as my file-manager and was looking for an option that i can pass to ranger, that let‘s me open ranger in a given directory, something like ranger —specfic-directory=„/home/tim/literature/„ or something alike. Neither ranger —help, nor the manpage offered an answer, at least none that i understood. I can‘t imagine that such an option doesn‘t exist!

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You can just ranger /home/Louis/whatever

This works just fine without any arguments

  • Oh that's actually a nice and easy option! I previously went with what @J.Adler suggested, but will use your answer from now on! Thank you! – Tim Hilt Jan 5 '19 at 8:11
  • Thank you. But what @J.Adler suggested works also in cases where you need to open a separate window of the terminal with the ranger opening in specific directory. For frequent uses calling without arguments would be easy. – neelabalan Jan 5 '19 at 10:20
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You can execute ranger --cmd='cd ~/Desktop'

  • I didn't look at this post for a while and later figured out myself that you are right! It's even written in the man-page! Thanks for your answer! – Tim Hilt Jan 5 '19 at 8:12

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