Issue 50164 - OpenOffice allows deleting an opened file.
Summary: OpenOffice allows deleting an opened file.
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m104
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-06-01 10:37 UTC by nagashree
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
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Description nagashree 2005-06-01 10:37:38 UTC
Steps to reprodce:
1) Open an existing document.
2) Go to the terminal or nautilus and delete the corresponding file.
3) Close OpenOffice.

Notice that it does not even prompt for saving the document.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-06-01 10:45:37 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2005-06-16 13:04:39 UTC
Until the opened file hasn´t been edited in any way by OOo, no saving prompt
will appear. This is really not a bug in OOo when a user deletes manually a
previously opened file in the background.
Comment 3 nagashree 2005-06-16 13:24:08 UTC
On windows it does not allow to do so, it say,
"This file is been used by other program or person.
 Close any program that might be using the file and try again"

Looks like a valid issue.
Comment 4 mci 2005-06-16 13:48:52 UTC
Hi nagashree,

thanks for using and supporting

I agree with tm that this is not an issue since "the failure" is
that it is allowed to delete files which are in use...
Windows does something like "file locking" 
     ==> Explorer "knows" that the file is in use.
AFAIK UNIX doesn't do that at all 
     ==> how should Nautilus/the shell know that the file is in use??

The only way out of this problöem seems to be that OOo should have a look by
closing the file if it exists anymore. If the file file doesn't exist, OOo
should ask the user what to do with that file...This would be a workaround ...
But this is not a bug in OOo. 

I set this as a ENHANCEMENT and send it to the appropriate person...

==> set to Enhancement
==> reassigned to requirements
Comment 5 nagashree 2005-06-16 14:04:36 UTC
Great, Thankyou very much
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:54:29 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
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