[ubuntu-za] Set lauch directory

Tom Bamford tom at aims.ac.za
Mon Jan 16 09:42:11 UTC 2012

On 16 January 2012 11:16, Charl Wentzel <charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za>wrote:

> **
> Hi Guys
> I'm trying to set the working/lauching directory for an app in its
> .desktop file.  This particular app must be started in the correct
> directory or else if fails to start.  I've googled quite a bit, but can't
> find any parameter that can set this.  Anybody have an idea?
> Regards
> Charl
Hi Charl

How about a shell script that changes the working dir before launching your
binary? Put this in the same dir as your target binary and launch it

DIR="$(cd "$(dirname "$0")" && pwd)"
cd "$DIR"


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