Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Dec 8 17:19:30 GMT 2009

On 12/08/2009 03:57 PM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday, 2009-12-08, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> When I start a program in Dolphin (by double clicking it), it cannot
>> find files it needs that are in the same directory.  Is this a known
>> bug, intended behavior, or am I doing something wrong?
> I think it will use the $HOME directory as the work directory since the
> program installation directory is usually not writable and thus not a good
> base path.
> An application intended to be copied into a data set and run there will
> usually get the path itself through using the operating system API for that.
> (actually even a program working with separated data can do that if it wants
> to read things like default configuration from its installation directory)
> Which program are you trying to run and what kind of files doesn't it find?

It's a program I wrote myself (University assignment) and the files in 
question are an SSL certificate file and a private key file.  It usually 
works on every other file manager, except for Dolphin, which lend me to 
believe that Dolphin is doing it wrong.  Common sense dictates that the 
current directory should always be the directory "you are in"; if you 
are in it in the CLI or a file manager shouldn't matter.  The current 
directory should always be "where you are now".

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