Bug 165406

Summary: oowriter cannot start from the shell given a new filename
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: J. Erik Hemdal <ehemdal>
Component: openoffice.orgAssignee: Caolan McNamara <caolanm>
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Description J. Erik Hemdal 2005-08-09 00:37:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I use a command such as

oowriter filename.odt &

at the command prompt, the program responds with a dialog box stating that the file does not exist.  Oowriter does not start in this situation.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Issue the oowriter command with the name of a new, nonexistent file as it's argument.

Actual Results:  Dialog box appeared telling me that the file does not exist.

Oowriter does not start.

Expected Results:  The program should have started, and created a new file for me given the filename, and it should take the file type based on the extension.  If there is no extension, assume the default file type.

Additional info:

This is perhaps a small item, but it is really helpful to be able to create a new file on the fly.  This would improve usability a lot for those who use the shell prompt.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-08-09 06:47:49 UTC
Enhancement is more suitable for upstream, I've logged it as