Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory
torsten at tfrey.de
Mon Dec 14 00:16:46 GMT 2009
> 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."
I tried this - as I have understood your problem! If that does not fit I
I created a little textfile test.txt with content "Hello World".
I created a little bash-script "test.sh"
My (your?) goal is to open the "application" "test.sh" with the test.txt that
is in the same directory.
Test #1 from command line: ./test.sh
This opens kate and shows in the header "test.txt" and content "Hello world"
Test #2 from dolphin
This opens kate and shows in the header "test".txt" but NO content!
If I do "save as" folder /home/me/Documents is shown by default.
This is the folder, that is defined as default in system settings ->
tab "General" -> group "Personal" -> "about
me" -> "Paths" for my documents
e.g path to Desktop, Documents, Downloads, .
Test #3 from konqueror
the same as dolphin
Installed non-KDE-filemanager (GUI) PCMan File Manager /usr/bin/pcmanfm
This opens kate and shows "test.txt" in the header and content "Hello World"
Changed in the settings the path /home/me/documents to /home/me/bin. The I
logged off/in and the files followed the new directory.
Both dolphin and konquerer as KDE applications behave the same. They both do
_NOT_ look first in the current directory to see if the file "test.txt"
exists. They look at the "KDE-documents-path" and try to open the file at
this location. It seems to be a KDE thing and not dolphin-specific.
The cli and the non-KDE-filemanager search in the current directory for the
file test.txt and do ignore the KDE-Path-settings (as they surely do not know
about this specfic KDE-settings).
I must admit that I did not expect that behaviour. I would expect that the
current directory is searched first. If that fails, then the search paths
should be relevant. But I am not expert anough to decide if
KDE/dolphin/konqueror are doing wrong, or if my expectations are wrong!?
so in my case I would have change my "application" test.sh to
Really hope it is a liitle help or at least a hint.
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