Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603605
Ghex2 doesn't edit in place, doesn't abort save on failure
Last modified: 2011-06-27 14:10:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Ghex2 doesn't edit files in place, even though "insert" is a special mode which must be enabled. Instead it rewrites the input.
It also doesn't check if there is enough free space to do this, which would be forgiveable except: When the write fails, it goes ahead and unlinks the original, dropping the truncated file in its place.
No errors are reported either.
Bad behaviour like that is the stuff "omg-all-my-files-are-zero-bytes" on quota-reached is made of.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ghex2 a file larger than the available free space.
3. Notice that your file has been truncated only when it is far too late to do something about it.
File corrupted. Days of work lost.
File edited in place. OR The save cleanly fails with notice.
This is what I get for dog-fooding with user friendly desktop tools instead of using standards like ED.
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