#1008 Drag and drop of unreadable file fails without error message

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closed-invalid
nobody
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v0.21
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2013-11-29
2013-11-29
No

Open Nautilus or other file manager to a directory that contains a file whose permissions disallow reading by the current user. (For example, a file owned by root with permissions 600.)

Drag that file and drop it on Geany: it refuses the file and gives no error message. A new user is left wondering why and may assume that Geany does not support opening files by drag and drop.

Discussion

  • Lex Trotman

    Lex Trotman - 2013-11-29
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
     
  • Lex Trotman

    Lex Trotman - 2013-11-29

    Current version gives error message in status window and status bar:

    Failed to open file xxx: Permission denied

     

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