Dolphin starts programs with a wrong current directory

James Tyrer jrtyrer at
Mon Dec 14 04:05:16 GMT 2009

Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> 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."
I understand your point.  It is just that I disagree with your.

James Tyrer

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