gnome-terminal in F20 defaults to / for the initial directory
mschwendt at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 11:23:15 UTC 2013
On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:47:56 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Previously, experimentation showed that gnome-terminal spawns a shell with
> the current directory inherited from the parent process, and nautilus now
> appears to run with its current directory as /.
It doesn't do that here. It's specific to your machine.
> I'm guessing that in F19
> nautilus 3.8 ran with $HOME for its current directory, and F20's nautilus
> 3.10 runs from /. Just guessing that this is really nautilus's bug. I think
> a good argument can be made for nautilus to reset to $HOME after forking off
> a child process for a launched application, if it's running from /.
Too much speculation. It's good that you can show that it does that for
your machine, but more interesting would be to find out why/when it does
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