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I was trying to make some scripts dynamic by including the environment variable $LOGNAME and even $HOME. but it don't seem to work when placed in a launcher.

I am trying to make code a bit more dynamic

/home/simon/Desktop/firefox_test.bash

I tried

$HOME/Desktop/firefox_test.bash 

and

/home/$LOGNAME/Desktop/firefox_test.html

but it don't seem to read the environment variables.

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Starter commands usually aren't evaluated by a shell so environment variable don't get evaluated.

Use

 sh -c '$HOME/Desktop/firefox_test.bash'

or

 sh -c 'xdg-open /home/$LOGNAME/Desktop/firefox_test.html'
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haha.. that did it. @FlorianDiesch thanks for the answer –  simon May 19 '12 at 3:11

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