Bug 317513 - Cannot open files that start with a tilde
Summary: Cannot open files that start with a tilde
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: Open/save dialogs (show other bugs)
Version: 5.45.0
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KIO Bugs
URL:
Keywords: usability
: 144220 262385 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2013-03-28 22:55 UTC by Dima Ryazanov
Modified: 2024-06-27 20:04 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Dima Ryazanov 2013-03-28 22:55:22 UTC
File dialog won't open files whose names start with "~". E.g., create a file named "~foo.txt" and try to open it in any KDE app.
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2013-04-16 18:07:43 UTC
The tilde character is the UNIX way to reference the home directory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde#Directories_and_URLs
Comment 2 Christoph Feck 2013-07-08 02:13:49 UTC
*** Bug 262385 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Dima Ryazanov 2013-11-16 00:30:38 UTC
Found another filename that doesn't work: ".txt

(I know it's a special character, but it's a valid filename.)
Comment 4 Christoph Feck 2013-11-16 12:10:20 UTC
Dima, that's bug 185433.
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2018-04-11 21:59:40 UTC
*** Bug 144220 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***