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bug #24727: GWorkspace "Type" sort doesn't correctly sort "Name" column

Submitted by:  Stef <stefanbidi>
Submitted on:  Sun 02 Nov 2008 02:10:44 PM UTC  
Category:  Application Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Sun 02 Nov 2008 02:52:36 PM UTC, comment #1: 

OK, I'm starting to see some logic to the madness, however it's still weird!

It seems every time a "." is encountered, it considers that a file type.  For example, in my home folder I have it sorted by Type and this is what I see:
Affiche - directory
GNUstep - directory
PhotoClip - directory
.fullcircle - directory
.links - directory
.xwmconfig - directory
PRICE-0.8.2 - directory
batmon-0.3 - directory
NoteBook-0.3 - directory
.... etc.

As you can see, even though they are all directories it sub-sorting them in the name field after sorting them by whatever is after the ".".

Hope this helps!

Stef <stefanbidi>
Project Member
Sun 02 Nov 2008 02:10:44 PM UTC, original submission:  

I know that title seems strange, but it makes sence after you hear me out.

Playing around with the "List" view, I generally like my files sorted by type and I noticed if I do this, it completely unsorts the "Name" column.  For example, after sorting by name, the "folder" type will be sorted something like: PhotoClip, .Trash, PRICE (in that order).  Now obviously, .Trash should not come in between PhotoClip and PRICE since they both start with P and .Trash, technically, with a T.

I'm not sure how OS X does it, but in my head everything should still be sorted by Name within that sort.  That is, all folders should be sub-sorted by Name, all .gz file should be sub-sorted by Name, etc.

Let me know if more info is needed.

Stef <stefanbidi>
Project Member


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