Description of problem: environment variable not expanded when application is launched from a desktop icon.
The desktop file is as follows...
[egreshko@f20f ]$ cat Desktop/gnome-terminal.desktop
If I click on the desktop icon in KDE the --working-directory option is honored and $HOME is expanded..
However, if I double click on the desktop icon in GNOME that parameter has no effect unless I replace $HOME with the actual path name. So, for some reason GNOME is not expanding the $HOME variable.
Also, if I execute "/usr/bin/gnome-terminal --working-directory=$HOME/Desktop" from within an existing terminal session $HOME will be expanded.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: See above
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: $HOME is not expanded
Expected results: $HOME should be expanded
similar to bug 1046980 - gnome-terminal's initial home directory is /
This has been the case for the long time.
gnome-shell appears to take what's in Exec, split it into individual words, with some basic quoting algorithm, then pass the whole thing to exec().
The workaround for both bugs, this one and 1046980, which is a different bug, is the same:
Exec=sh -c "gnome-terminal --working-directory=$HOME &"
Of course the existence of a workaround doesn't negate the existence of a bug.
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