Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1017773
Nautilus' sorting is inconsistent with regards to filename extensions
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:36:35 EST
Created attachment 810518 [details]
Screenshot of inconsistently-sorted filename list in Nautilus
Description of problem:
There's something weird about how Nautilus sorts same-named files with different extensions. When the filename changes, the order of sorting EXTENSIONS can reverse itself.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open folder containing appropriate set of files
2. Switch to List view
3. Sort list by Name
A list of files, sorted inconsistently.
To save you needing to look at the screenshot, consider the following directory of files, sensibly ordered in the output of 'ls -1':
In Nautilus, the attached screenshot shows that those same files are sorted ("by Name") thusly:
Even if you believe that the longest-extension-chain-first ordering is sensible (I disagree, but that's neither here nor there), note that the extension order REVERSES itself when the filename base changes from 009 to 010! Whatever kooky ordering Nautilus uses for filenames, it needs to at least apply it consistently.
Reported upstream in Gnome bugzilla as #709818
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