Issue 27515 - Dead links in the Open dialog
Summary: Dead links in the Open dialog
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-04-06 16:03 UTC by pavel
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Empty space instead of the name of broken link is shown (27.94 KB, image/png)
2004-04-06 16:04 UTC, pavel
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Description pavel 2004-04-06 16:03:14 UTC

the Open dialog doesn't show the name of dead link.

To reproduce:

ln -sf /tmp/nonexistent /tmp/dfd


pavel@SnowWhite:/tmp> LANG=C ls -al /tmp/dfd /tmp/nonexistent 
ls: /tmp/nonexistent: No such file or directory
lrwxrwxrwx    1 pavel    users          16 Apr  6 13:07 /tmp/dfd -> /tmp/nonexistent

/tmp/dfd is a dead link. Now run OOo, Ctrl+O. You'll find an empty space instead
of the dead link. See attached screenshot.

Kendy on IRC proposed:

<kendy> paveljanik: Regarding your "broken link" question:
What about to display the name of the broken link, and show "Link" (or
"Broken link" or something) in the "Type" field? Better than an empty line,
I think...

I agree.
Comment 1 pavel 2004-04-06 16:04:02 UTC
Created attachment 14366 [details]
Empty space instead of the name of broken link is shown
Comment 2 pavel 2004-04-06 16:06:43 UTC
The typical case is:

Autofs/automount on GNU/Linux is used. /floppy is a link to /misc/floppy.
/floppy is a dead link when there is no floppy in the floppy drive. It is shown
as file even when it links to directory and thus user can not enter there.

But cd /floppy works as expected (when floppy is present in the drive).
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2004-04-13 09:47:55 UTC
TM->BH: Don´t exactly know what the spec. says about this feature ;o) but as far
as I know, our own file-open dialog does display file-system items only. The
wish for an ability to show broken links, broken symbolic links or stale links
and mounts is surely more a wish for an enhancement than a defect. Please have a
Comment 4 pavel 2004-06-04 20:41:07 UTC
set target
Comment 5 pavel 2005-10-29 11:24:04 UTC
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:42:38 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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