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start app from mintMenu force a working directory

Postby SiKing on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:59 pm

How do I start an application that I have in the mintMenu using a different working directory?

In my case, I manually installed Eclipse and added it in the Programming submenu. One of the Eclipse plugins that I need has an issue if I start Eclipse from a directory where the current user does not have write permissions - the install location.
I tried to change the start command to all the following variations:
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cd ~/Projects/workspace; /opt/eclipse/eclipse
(cd ~/Projects/workspace; /opt/eclipse/eclipse)
bash -c "cd ~/Projects/workspace; /opt/eclipse/eclipse"

but none of them work - eclipse fails to start. Any ideas?
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