[IPython-dev] changing working directory from IPython server

Mark Bakker markbak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 16:14:01 EDT 2014

I forgot to add the expected behavior:
I expect that once I select the desired notebook in the dashboard, that it
is opened in the directory where it originates. So it doesn't get copied
and all the associated files are there in the same directory.

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Mark Bakker <markbak at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for considering this issue.
> The behavior now:
> I type: ipython notebook to start a notebook.
> At the dashboard,  I 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
> go to the directory with my notebook 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.
> The problem: The notebook gets copied to the directory where I started
> ipython notebook. That is not very useful, as all associated data files are
> still in the directory where the notebook originated.
> Does that make it clear? Should I file a bug report?
> Mark
> ps. It seems that the Anaconda guys are also expecting the behavior of the
> Notebook to change. They now have a useful 'start notebook' icon, but that
> starts in 'Documents/IPython Notebooks. And that faces the same problem as
> I described above.
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