Gnome run dialog’s support for ~ (tilde) broken

21. lokakuuta 2010 klo 19.28
Sijainti: Vianhallintajärjestelmät: Launchpad
Avainsanat: Gnome

I’m running a Lucid desktop, but with UNE as the interface.

In UNIX, the tilde character ~ usually refers to the user’s home directory. However, the run dialog doesn’t seem to support this.

Steps to reproduce:

1. In a terminal:
$ echo ”hello” > ~/foo
$ cat ~/foo

2. Press Alt+F2 to bring up the run dialog. Enter:
gedit ~/foo

Expected result: have ~/foo open in gedit with the content ”hello”.

Actual result: a file called foo opens, but it’s empty and obviously not the one created. From gedit’s title I’m guessing the run dialog passes ~ as the name of a directory residing within the actual ~, user’s home.

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