Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory

Torsten Frey torsten at
Mon Dec 14 03:12:43 GMT 2009

Am Montag, 14. Dezember 2009 01:48:56 schrieb Torsten Frey:
> > 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!?
> >
> > Regards, Torsten
> Hmm, one glass of wine later, I am sure it is a bug. Applications like
> amarok, kaffeine or even kate may use the KDE-path-settings, if they want.
> But the filemanager(s) should not use these seetings as it is an unexpected
> behavior.
No bug - wrong expectations. Just tested it with KDE 3.5.9, where also the 
behavior from konqueror differs from the cli / non-KDE-filemanager (where to 
search for text/data-files). Steven (and all others) who say to use defined 
directories and not to assume something are correct.
Sorry to all :-(
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