#953 Setting Windows working directory

Windows (49)

From the mailing list http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.editors.geany.devel/7506


We have had a report on IRC that running geany on the windows command
line will only open files in the Geany install directory unless you
use the full path.

eg C:\somepath> geany somefile.txt

will open installpath\somefile.txt not somepath\somefile.txt.

And with the "Open new documents from the command line" option set it
creates somefile.txt in the install dir since it doesn't exist there.

Suspicion is falling on


The issue started with geany 1.23 for win32 and is still present in the nighly build for may 10th 2013.


  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2013-05-11

    I'll fix this before the next release, I just didn't manage to find time for this.

  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2013-05-11
    • assigned_to: nobody --> eht16
  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2013-05-18

    I committed a fix, er, a workaround for this issue to the 1.23 branch.

    For master, we need another solution which is less hacky.

  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2013-05-18
    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2013-05-18
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
  • Colomban Wendling

    • milestone: --> v1.23.1

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