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A feature request: Be able to reverse the “End Discussion” in case it is accidentally pressed.

Also, a question: Is it possible to give a review later, when the discussion is ended, but then later you want to change your vote or give feedback because the session was awesome!

I have switched to another home directory, and exercism cli workspace is still configured to the old one. How do I change it?

Running exercism configure gives me the following:

panic: runtime error: invalid memory address or nil pointer dereference
[signal SIGSEGV: segmentation violation code=0x1 addr=0x18 pc=0x7c497b]

goroutine 1 [running]:
github.com/exercism/cli/cmd.runConfigure({{0x87fc43, 0x5}, {0xc00002c075, 0xa}, {0xc000036280, 0x1b}, {0x88e0c9, 0x1a}, {0x7fff8e25e401, 0x8}, ...}, ...)
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/exercism/cli/cmd/configure.go:147 +0x41b
github.com/exercism/cli/cmd.glob..func1(0xbac140, {0x87f125, 0x0, 0x0})
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/exercism/cli/cmd/configure.go:43 +0x158
github.com/spf13/cobra.(*Command).execute(0xbac140, {0xcd0660, 0x0, 0x0})
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/spf13/cobra/command.go:872 +0x624
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/spf13/cobra/command.go:990 +0x3bc
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/exercism/cli/cmd/root.go:39 +0x25
	/tmp/guix-build-exercism-3.1.0.drv-0/src/github.com/exercism/cli/exercism/main.go:6 +0x17

I managed to fix it. I had to recreate an access to the old home directory (chown it to my new user account) and then the client didn’t error anymore.

A better fix might be to change the configuration, and move your workspace directory to the new home folder.

exercism help configure

This will reveal the -w option, and perhaps mv ~/../old_home/exercism ~/. would move that to your current $HOME. You will likely also need to update the permissions on that directory recursively chown $USER -R ~/exercism (with the appropriate blob to change all directories and files within).

But your changes work for you as well, so just a suggestion.

Yes, I tried to do that but it segfaulted. Steps to reproduce error:

  1. set workspace to a directory you have access to
  2. remove access from your workspace by doing chmod a-x dir
  3. exercism configure

Yes, directories must have execute bit set to be able to “enter” that directory. I missed a step there, for sure!