Desktop file Exec use of %0

David Faure dfaure at
Thu Mar 31 15:30:07 EEST 2005

On Monday 21 March 2005 03:41, Curtis L. Knight wrote:
> Back in October 2004, a thread talked about using %0 or some other 
> method if the Exec key was not to include itself in the action. For 
> example using an Action menu of a desktop file to execute some other 
> application. Thread: 
> This was not added into the desktop file spec but was this added to KDE 
> by chance? Are there any other suggestions on how to solve this issue 
> within the desktop spec?

This wasn't added to KDE yet, I was waiting for an answer from this list.
[meanwhile I added support for a dummy argument to ktrash as a workaround]

At least your post confirms that there is a need for this :)

> BTW, are Action menus going away or staying around in the future?
I don't see why they would go away.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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