I wanted to know if it’s possible to configure the cwd (current working directory) path of the
mix.exs file (which is the root path of the application) for
Let me precise that I don’t want to change the defaults (i.e. move the
mix.exs file elsewehre).
But I’m in a situation where I’m invoking mix commands from a directory that it’s not the project root.
For the details, I’m using VS Code tasks shortcuts to run mix commands where the cwd is the workspace directory of VS Code. So the mix commands fail because of not being in the same directory of the
mix.exs file (error: Could not find a Mix.Project)
So, in other words I want to be able to run mix commands from another directory than the project root and be able to tell
iex (in case of
iex -S mix) where to look for the
I learned that IEx is looking for a dot file
.iex.exs (in the cwd or in home) which it runs before starting the IEx session.
So I wonder if there is something equivalent for mix commands (where I can into the project root path) ?
Or if there is a way to define some kind of options in
.iex.exs to define the path where
mix should look for and then running
iex -S mix?
I currently have found a workaround by either by
cding before running the mix command (like
cd project_dir && mix test) or by defining in VS Code the
cwd of the task to run.
But I wanted to know if it’s possible to configure that inside the elixir project.