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:
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.