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bug #18209: gv can't open files whose name begins with "-"

Submitter:  Christoph Berg <myon>
Submitted:  Sun 05 Nov 2006 09:03:06 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jemarch
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.6.3

Mon 25 Jun 2007 09:06:07 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Patch applied and tested.

Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch>
Mon 06 Nov 2006 04:03:42 PM UTC, comment #3: 

You are right, there has been an error, but it is sufficient to check if "filename" does not equal NULL. I've created an updated patch.

Mon 06 Nov 2006 01:33:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 


I only looked at the patch (i.e. not at the full source), but shouldn't the free() be protected by the same if statement as the malloc()?


Christoph Berg <myon>
Mon 06 Nov 2006 09:10:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

And here is the fix -- please test it.

My contact info is given in the patch file.

Sun 05 Nov 2006 09:03:06 PM UTC, original submission:  


the following was reported as Debian Bug #397118:


Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 10:35:35 +0000
From: Greg Kochanski <gpk@kochanski.org>
Reply-To: Greg Kochanski <gpk@kochanski.org>, -email is unavailable-
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bug #397118: gv can't open files whose name begins with "-"

Package: gv
Version: 1:3.6.2-1
Severity: normal

Create a postscript file called "-0.01.ps",
run gv, then use File->Open, and select -0.01.ps.
You'll get an error box saying "Unknown switch -0.01.ps - ignoring."

Clearly, someone forgot to quote the file name when handing it to


Christoph Berg <myon>


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Attached Files
file #11171:  gv-filenames-beginning-with-minus-v2.patch added by None (1KiB - text/x-patch - Updated patch)
file #11169:  gv-filenames-beginning-with-minus.patch added by None (1KiB - text/x-patch - This should fix bug 18209)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-06-25 jemarch StatusIn Progress Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2007-06-25 jemarch ReleaseNone 3.6.3
    2007-06-25 jemarch StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone jemarch
    2006-11-06 None Attached File- Added gv-filenames-beginning-with-minus-v2.patch, #11171
    2006-11-06 myon Carbon-Copy- Added markus steinborn
    2006-11-06 None Attached File- Added gv-filenames-beginning-with-minus.patch, #11169

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