After installing the linux 64 bit version in ~/data/yEd-3.14.3, I tried opening a file with the command-line 'yEd' program. As you can see, the .graphml file exists, the yed files exist, but yed fails, as it messes up the path of the file it should load.
$ ls QFD_simple_yed.graphml
$ local:~/work% ls ~/data/yEd-3.14.3
error.log jre lib license.html uninstall yEd yEd Graph Editor.desktop yed.jar
$ ~/data/yEd-3.14.3/yEd QFD_simple_yed.graphml
<opens window with>
java.io.FileNotFoundException: ~/data/yEd-3.14.3/QFD_simple_yed.graphml (No such file or directory)
I am guessing the yed script changes directory, and then tries to resolve the relative path of the file which of course fails as it is a relative path.
I think giving relative paths to a command-line program is an accepted form of specifying files, which should work.
How to fix this?