Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Sun Dec 13 21:26:48 GMT 2009

On 12/13/2009 11:18 PM, Duncan wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:43:05 +0200 as excerpted:
>> On 12/13/2009 11:37 AM, James Tyrer wrote:
>>> Perhaps, but if you launch an application and they try to store a file
>>> from it and the directory that opens is the /bin directory where the
>>> code is stored (a directory that you probably don't have write
>>> permission for) I don't think that you would be very happy.
>> No one does that.  Programs in /bin are in the K menu.  And even if not,
>> they are in $PATH which means you can also run them with ALT+2.
>> However, running a program in your home directory happens from time to
>> time, and you do have write permissions there.
> Well, you /can/ do it that way, but it's not what most will encourage you
> to do.  That's what ~/bin is for, for user binaries.  And if the user
> creates the scripts that run there, they can certainly store data for
> them there as well... tho that too wouldn't be encouraged.  (FWIW, I'll
> admit I  have my hotkey script's data stored in ~/bin along with the
> script, but it's a quick hack that I'm not proud of that will probably
> change at some point.  But I /did/ set it up such that the datafile
> variables are set right at the top of the script, with the variable used
> after that, so it's a simple matter of pointing that variable elsewhere
> at some point, moving the file, and viola!  It's not like I simply
> /assume/ the datafile is in the same dir.  That's the MSWormOS way, not
> the *ix way, and I no longer do proprietaryware including MSWormOS!)

Perhaps it's my inability at explaining myself clearly that all replies 
miss the point.

Anyway, I am letting this rest and consider myself happy that everyone 
concerned runs Gnome and XP and let Dolphin have its "*ix way."

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