On 10/29/07, Tony Houghton <h@realh.co.uk> wrote:
In 20071029180450.0b89dca1@akira.digitilocal
Lucas Hazel <lucas@die.net.au> wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 23:21:12 -0400
> Patrick <skibler@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > When I go to rename a file, the dialogue box that pops up has the
> > name of the file already highlighted, excluding the file extension.
> >
> > This is fine, but when you have a file with a name like
> > "Pink.Floyd.DSOTM.flac" you will only have "Pink" highlighted. I
> > guess it just stops at the first period. Would it not make more
> > sense to select everything up to the last period?
> >
> > I tried to search through the source code to fix this myself but I
> > am really not a programmer and I couldn't find where this happens.
> >
> > Does this seem reasonable?
>
> I'd disagree, there a number of file formats that use multiple dot
> extensions, .tar.gz .tar.bz2 come to mind.

Can you think of any that aren't tar? If it changed to using the last
dot but made an exception for tar I think it would then be right far
more often than wrong.

Many formats are often compressed. *.xcf.gz (GIMP), *.wrl.gz (VRML)

I think I've even seen .zip.gz and .zip.bz2

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