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bug #51592: -[NSFileManager copyItemAtPath:toPath:error:] should not raise exceptions

Submitted by:  Larry Campbell <lcampbel>
Submitted on:  Thu 27 Jul 2017 03:30:08 PM UTC  
Category:  Base/Foundation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Tue 02 Jan 2018 12:49:52 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Applied Gtraham's fix.

Richard Frith-Macdonald <CaS>
Project Member
Sun 26 Nov 2017 10:17:06 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I created a pull request to address this: https://github.com/gnustep/libs-base/pull/16

Graham Lee <leeg>
Thu 27 Jul 2017 03:30:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

At the top of _copyFile:toFile:handler:, we have this:

  /* Assumes source is a file and exists! */
  NSAssert1 ([self fileExistsAtPath: source],
    @"source file '%@' does not exist!", source);

  attributes = [self fileAttributesAtPath: source traverseLink: NO];
  NSAssert1 (attributes, @"could not get the attributes for file '%@'",

However, any other error causes the handler (if any) to be called and NO to be returned. I think these asserts should be replaced by something like:

if (!exists)
      return [self _proceedAccordingToHandler: handler
                                     forError: @"source file does not exist"
                                       inPath: source
                                     fromPath: source
                                       toPath: destination];

Larry Campbell <lcampbel>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-01-02 CaS StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-08-24 FredKiefer CategoryNone => Base/Foundation
        Item GroupNone => Bug

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