Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197625
irxfer naming and status reporting issues
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:57:59 EST
Description of problem:
irxfer just takes argv and tries to send the file with that name. The problem
is that if the argument is given with a path, like `irxfer /full/path/to/file`
or `irxfer ~/my/file`, the file is to be named with those "special" characters
in the destination device. I don't know in general, but e.g. my phone allows
files to be named with slashes in the name, but it looks weird in the internal
file manager, and it cannot handle e.g. ~ so the transfer is not successful in
that case. Could irxfer send the file as just its basename?
There's another issue that revealed at the same time: the phone displayed an
error message and didn't save the file (although it received it) but irxfer
printed "PUT successful". If the communication protocol allows it (and the
phone sends something like NAK on error), irxfer should detect the failure and
print an error message, too (and exit with a positive exit status)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up an IRDA dongle and a target device (probably a cell phone which can
send and recieve files)
2. irxfer ~/a_file_in_your_home
the file is sent with name as given in argv, including the path; this fails
due to ~ in the name. Additionally, irxfer thinks it worked out OK.
Well, in ideal case the file should be sent without the path, probably by cd-ing
into its dirname and calling build_object_from_file() with the basename. It then
should just pass. Anyway, if possible, irxfer should also shout if the shipping
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irxfer still uses the entire content of the first argument as the file name. I
can't reproduce the issue with ~, though. Anyway, changing Fedora version to my
current one, ie. 8.
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