[kde-linux] KDE make file system busy

lars.koraeus at gmail.com lars.koraeus at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 12:57:14 UTC 2010

Thanks Kevin.

Yes I also saw that some basic KDE processes are using the home directory but 
all apps and widgets do use the Document path as working directory.

This is only a problem if you for some reason need to do something with your 
Document folder/link. My work around now is to change the Document path to the 
home dir.

Yes I will file a bug report on this.


On Sunday 04 April 2010 23:40:28 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Sunday, 2010-04-04, lars.koraeus at gmail.com wrote:
> > I have now tried to look closer into my problem.
> >
> > It seams that KDE use the Documents as the default current working
> >  directory for all apps.
> > That's explains why every application open this.
> I just checked here and I also see lots of processes using my document
> directory as their current working directory.
> Interestingly some process have $HOME as their working directory, notably
> KDE's main start script "startkde"
> It looks like some process changes the session's working directory at some
> stage of KDE's session startup.
> > When are those paths used and by whom? IE open office do not use it.
> I think those are some kind of freedesktop.org specification for common
>  user directories
> > I would suggest that KDE define its working directory separately and not
> >  just use the Documents for this or use the home directory as default.
> Probably some kind of well intended but ill behaving workaround for
> applications not yet following the spec, i.e. those which use their home
> directory as the document path, to provide more consistence.
> If so this should probably be deactivatable. It might actually be but this
>  is the first time I've read about it.
> I'll see if I can find some more details on this.
> In the meantime it can't hurt to file a bug report for this.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

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