Bug#719553: gnome-terminal's --working-directory option does not accept paths that use ~ as reference to the home directory

Egmont Koblinger egmont at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 10:09:31 UTC 2014

See also: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2007-12/msg00003.html

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Egmont Koblinger <egmont at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can use a space instead of '=', i.e.:
> gnome-terminal --working-directory ~/Storage
> It'll work as you'd expect.
> It's a feature of the *shell* that it looks up the home directory if
> the '~' is the first character of a word.  If you use '=' as separator
> then '~' is not the first character and hence the shell doesn't expand
> it.
> The '~' itself, when literally part of a filename, does not refer to a
> home directory and should remain a literal '~'.  It's only the shell
> (and a few more apps that deliberately choose to mimic the shell's
> behavior) that treats '~' specially.
> So, gnome-terminal works as expected.

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