Number: 572

Date: 10-Apr-84 10':10':50

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: File browser gets confused with subdirectories

Assigned To: 

Attn: Jellinek

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Annoying


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Library



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["Jellinek" "13-Sep-84 15':43':07" Status':(Open->Fixed)]

Description: '
Date': 13 Jan 84 18':57 PST'
Subject': Lisp': File browser bug'
To': Gadol,'
Lisp-System-Date': 12-Jan-84 18':49':00'
Machine-Type': Dorado'
I did FILEBROWSER(<FOO>*FUM*) and it turned out that there were files named <FOO>FUMA and <FOO>FUM>X (i.e., with FUM a subdirectory.  The latter files did not show up in the browser, and instead what I saw was <FOO>FUM>.;1 and <FOO>FUM.;2.  When I SEEd those files, what I saw was another browser window with the files in that directory, followed at the end by .;1 and .;2.  When I SEEed one of those, I got exactly the same kind of secondary browser, with the same funny files at the end.'
Also, some of the FUM files were in a FIE subdirectory':  <FOO>FIE>FUMZ.  These showed up in the browser as <FIE>FUMZ, which was very misleading.  If the common prefix <FOO> is going to be stripped off, then at least the filename in the browser should not begin with the dishonest open bracket.  If I don''t see <FOO>FIE>FUMZ, at least I should see >FIE>FUMZ.'


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Edit-By: Jellinek

Edit-Date: 13-Sep-84 15':43':08