desktop file exec working firectory

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Sun Jan 23 14:25:41 UTC 2011

Dj YB wrote:

> Hello,
> I am creating a desktop file for a service menu, and can't find out how to
> use the directory from which the action was launched.
> this is how it looks:
> Exec=convert %F `kdialog --title "save PDF" --getsavefilename join.pdf`;
> this is how I want it to look:
> Exec=convert %F `kdialog --title "save PDF" --getsavefilename
> $PWD/join.pdf`;
> that doesn't work.

According to

looks like you might want %f here, and I'd bet it's a full path, so perhaps 
substituting `dirname %f` for $PWD may give you want you want.

-- Rex

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