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  2. SERVER-16070

Add tilde path support to load()

    • Type: Icon: Improvement Improvement
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Priority: Icon: Minor - P4 Minor - P4
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    • Component/s: Shell
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      The load() command in the mongo shell does not currently support expansion of ~ paths to the current user's home directory:

      > load("~/foo.js")
      2014-11-11T14:38:41.124+1100 file [~/foo.js] doesn't exist
      2014-11-11T14:38:41.125+1100 Error: error loading js file: ~/foo.js

      From the error message it's not entirely obvious why ~ doesn't work. The expectation is that ~ would expand to the equivalent of $HOME similar to shells like bash/zsh (i.e. "/home/user/foo.js").

      Tilde paths would be useful for writing mongorc.js add-ins that can load from the user's current path. For scripting purposes, it may also be helpful to expose a getter for the $HOME directory path (eg. getHomePath()).

            backlog-server-platform DO NOT USE - Backlog - Platform Team
            stephen.steneker@mongodb.com Stennie Steneker (Inactive)
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