I am trying to change the default directory using
emacsclient, but it isn't working as I had hoped.
$ cd $ emacsclient -e '(emacs-version)' "GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.30, cairo version 1.15.10)\n of 2020-02-19" $ emacsclient -e '(setq default-directory "/home/joe/system-test/auth/")' "/home/joe/system-test/auth/"
default-directory is a variable defined in ‘C source code’. Its value is "/home/joe/" Local in buffer shell; global value is nil