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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/FoundationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: BugStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Closed

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
    Tue 02 Jan 2018 12:49:52 PM UTCCaSStatusNone=>Fixed
    Thu 24 Aug 2017 07:35:17 PM UTCFredKieferCategoryNone=>Base/Foundation
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