Bug 51447 - Shell scripts not run in $cwd
Shell scripts not run in $cwd
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-10 11:51 EDT by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-13 12:16:48 EDT
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-08-10 11:51:42 EDT
Nautilus always runs scripts with cwd set to ~, which makes this 
feature nearly useless for any nontrivial script.
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2001-08-10 12:35:40 EDT
The script:
echo args: $*
echo pwd: `pwd`

Run from a nautilus window in /tmp with two files selected outputs:
args: file1 file2
pwd: /tmp

So, I don't see this.
Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2001-08-12 12:45:53 EDT
Clarification: I'm not talking about Nautilus scripts in ~/.nautilus/scripts,
but my own scripts I have elsewhere.  These are always run in $HOME regardless
of where the script is located.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2001-08-13 12:16:43 EDT
How would you distinguish this from double clicking on a binary
in /usr/bin? Would you want to run them with /usr/bin as
the cwd?
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2001-08-13 13:19:29 EDT
I feel that executing binaries with the homedir as cwd is probably the right
thing to do. Therefore i am marking this as WONTFIX.

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