Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory
realnc at arcor.de
Sat Dec 12 12:42:05 GMT 2009
On 12/12/2009 10:15 AM, Torsten Frey wrote:
> Am Samstag, 12. Dezember 2009 01:35:46 schrieb Nikos Chantziaras:
>> Why? $PWD is not the Documents directory. The Documents directory is
>> the... Documents directory. The $PWD is the $PWD.
>> Now the above sounded pretty dump, but really obvious things tend to do
>> that. So why does Dolphin think that ~/Documents is the $PWD? Those
>> two are *not* the same thing. And after the lengthy explanations given
>> in this thread, this approach even contradicts previous statements about
>> how things are supposed to work on Unix systems.
>> Bottom line, if an app wants access to the ~/Documents directory, it
>> should *say so*. From how I see it, relying that $PWD is ~/Documents is
>> a broken design too for the reasons you wrote previously :) Sorry, you
>> can't have it both ways.
> Hi Nikos,
> I do not know if I understood your problem correctly. But I found this and you
> might check if this is relevant.
> system settings -> tab "General" -> group "Personal" -> "about
> me" -> "Paths" -> change the location important files are stored
> e.g path to Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...
> Perhaps dolphin (as a KDE-application) uses these paths and other file
> managers probably not.
The problem with the current directory is that it's not a fixed path.
It's whatever you're looking at any given time. If you opened
/usr/local in Dolphin, then the current directory is /usr/local. It's
just that Dolphin makes it be ~/Documents instead of /usr/local.
Changing the paths in System Settings won't help.
Gnome does the right thing here, and it also has a "Documents" directory
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