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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-16070

Add tilde path support to load()

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor - P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • 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()).

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