Binary name in the desktop file

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Dec 26 05:20:04 PST 2013

On quinta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2013 13:11:58, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> Runners are programs like krunner, lxqt-runner and such. As for
> intents, they're something I've been working on for a while (and
> repeatedly sent RFCs to this mailing list about), and they need to be
> able to start a program without any specific argument.

I don't see how getting the binary name out of the Exec= line will do you any 
good. I also don't see how launching a program without any of the arguments 
that were specified in the Exec= line would be even a good idea.

Let's take your example:

Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/adys/.local/share/wineprefixes/default"
wine start /ProgIDOpen chm.file %f

The "program" in this case is start.exe, which only Wine knows how to find. If 
you *really* wanted to run this program without arguments, your command line 
should be:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/adys/.local/share/wineprefixes/default" wine start

And besides, what good is that? It will exit immediately because it wasn't 
told what to start.

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