Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39844
Open file dialog behaves oddly wrt full path names
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:09 EDT
Description of Problem:
Open file dialog behaves oddly.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start xpdf
2. Press 'O'
3. Place a PDF file in /tmp and type '/tmp/file.pdf' in the 'File:' box.
Nothing apparent. .xsession-errors contains:
Error: Couldn't open file '/home/tim//tmp/file.pdf'
It should note the leading slash and open /tmp/file.pdf.
The save file dialog has a similar problem.
The pdf in "File" edit field is just relativ to "Dir". You should first change
the directory, in your case to /tmp, and then give the pdf file in edit field
I don't think, it's a bug.
Disagree. No other file dialog in the world works this way. It is broken.
Why would I put a slash at the beginning if I was typing in a relative path
Xpdf should just spot this, like every other file dialog does.
it's fixed in 1.01-3.