readme: add a note about UNIX paths

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Jan 7 07:31:11 CST 2009

Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel at> writes:

> Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> The problem is not Unix paths, it's usually that the app expects the
>> current directory to be the app directory. You have the same issue if
>> you use a Windows path. If there are really issues caused by argv[0]
>> being a Unix path and not just the wrong directory that can be fixed.
> For years Borland been stating in their documents that argv[0] always
> contains full path to the executable. And many programs written in Boarland
> C++ / Delphi relay on that.

Their documents are wrong since argv[0] is determined by the parent
process. Anyway, do you have a specific bug report for this?

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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