Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory

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Wed Dec 9 02:53:50 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2009 19:19:30 +0200 as excerpted:
>> 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".
> You're thinking the MSWormOS way, not the Unix/POSIX/Linux way.  In *ix,
> the PWD (present working directory or print working directory, see the
> shell builtin of the same name) is usually the user's home dir, unless
> the program changes it.


Normally I don't question what you write but... Your technical
explanation of how things work in Linux is right but you have me
confused with what you might actually mean with PWD.

pwd on cli will show you what directory you are in... Present Working
Directory. explain what you are talking about with PWD and $HOME
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