Bug 39844 - Open file dialog behaves oddly wrt full path names
Summary: Open file dialog behaves oddly wrt full path names
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xpdf   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-09 09:32 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 10:13:00 UTC
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Description Tim Waugh 2001-05-09 09:32:59 UTC
Description of Problem:
Open file dialog behaves oddly.

How Reproducible:

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.

Actual Results:
Nothing apparent.  .xsession-errors contains:
Error: Couldn't open file '/home/tim//tmp/file.pdf'

Expected Results:
It should note the leading slash and open /tmp/file.pdf.

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-05-09 09:37:20 UTC
The save file dialog has a similar problem.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-05-09 10:07:32 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2001-05-09 10:12:56 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Ngo Than 2002-06-02 16:51:29 UTC
it's fixed in 1.01-3.

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