TermKit annoyance and workaround

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10 Jul, 2018 11:53 PM

The outside-the-main-window Terminal module uses a framework called TermKit. Somewhere in the TermKit executable is the following command, which is passed to the shell as the first command it sees: « cd "%@"; clear ». What I assume %@ stands for is the folder the top level PF browser window is set to. I'm fine with that part. However, I am not fine with the “clear” part, because my shell “run commands” start-up script writes out various things that are deleted by it. Not only annoying, but time-consuming to track down. In my shell, ksh, I use this command below as a work-around in .kshrc. It is easy for a user to add a clear to their .*rc file, so I would suggest getting rid of the whole '; clear' part of that string. Here's the workaround:

if [[ "$TERMKIT_HOST_APP" == "Path Finder" ]] ; then
    alias clear='unalias clear'
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