I have a program that works correctly if:
- I run it from the command line in its own directory.
- I run it from the command line from wherever, using
cd /path/to/prog && ./prog.
- I double-click it in Caja.
- I right-click it in Caja, pick Make Link, and double-click the link.
It doesn't work if:
- I run it from the command line from a different directory with the correct relative path. (Many program-specific errors are given about how it can't find files that are in its own subdirectories.)
- I move the link mentioned above to the desktop, and double-click it there. (A window frame pops up and immediately disappears, without even being filled in.)
- I make a Launcher on the desktop and point it to the program. (Ibid.)
- I make a Launcher on the desktop and point it to
cd /path/to/prog && ./prog. (Ibid.)
AFAICT all the non-working methods are due to the
cwd being incorrect.
So, how do I simply make a working shortcut to this program on the desktop?
Or, how can I set a shortcut's
cwd properly, without additional workarounds like making a one-liner bash launcher script and making a shortcut to that?
Linux Mint 18.1 MATE 64-bit.
Update: The launcher interface doesn't seem to have a Path option: