Bug 39844 - Open file dialog behaves oddly wrt full path names
Open file dialog behaves oddly wrt full path names
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xpdf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-05-09 05:32 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 06:13:00 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2001-05-09 05:32:59 EDT
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 05:37:20 EDT
The save file dialog has a similar problem.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-05-09 06:07:32 EDT
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 06:12:56 EDT
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 12:51:29 EDT
it's fixed in 1.01-3.

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