Are there any options or packages which cause
default-directory to be updated if the working directory changes in
term-mode? I.e. when using
cd, but the solution would have to be more robust than just look for this particular command and maybe a few others - it should actually check the value of
$PWD after every command, I would think.
More importantly though it should also work when connecting to a remote machine from inside a
term-mode buffer which was first created with
default-directory being a local directory. That's actually the feature I really need: being able to tell programmatically whether the commands I type into such terminals are run on a remote machine. I would like to get that information in form of a properly set
default-directory and figure if there is a way to get that, then the tool doing this would also work locally as described above.
dirtrack-mode? It has a hook that may do what you want.