[IPython-dev] changing working directory from IPython server

Mark Bakker markbak at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 10:00:31 EDT 2014

Brian, I sure hope I am doing something wrong.
What I do is click on 'To import a notebook, drag the file onto the listing
below or *click here*. When I click there, a window pops up, I got to the
directory with my ipython file, click on it, and then it shows up in the
list of files, with next to it a blue Upload button. When I click on the
Upload button the notebook is copied to the directory where I started the
IPython Notebook.

But I don't want to copy the Notebook to that directory (also cause the
data files associated with the notebook are still in the old directory). Am
I doing something wrong?


Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:

The notebook shouldn't behave as you describe in 2.1. Notebooks should be
saved in the directory they are created. There is something fishy going

Sent from my iPhone

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 3:27 PM, Mark Bakker <markbak at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello List,
> I know this has been discussed before, but it doesn't seem to be resolved.
> Currently (v.2.1 on my machine) I can start an IPython notebook server
> anywhere.
> Then click and open an IPython Notebook anywhere else.
> That IPython Notebook then gets copied to the directory where I started
> the server.
> Problem with that workflow is that that is rarely what you want it to do.
> Is there any way, or are there any plans, to be able to change the working
> directory from the Notebook server page (the one that opens when you type
> 'ipython notebook')? It would make my life, and that of my students, SO
> much easier.
> Thanks for all the great work.
> Mark
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