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bug #55423: the backup dir should be checked for validity also when backups are not enabled

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Tue 08 Jan 2019 06:54:44 PM UTC  
 
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 10 Jan 2019 07:40:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, commit e1a6f58d.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Tue 08 Jan 2019 06:54:44 PM UTC, original submission:  

To see what I mean, run:

  nano --ignore -B -CNEWS THANKS

Nano refuses to start: "Invalid backup directory: NEWS".  Good.
Now run the same command but without the -B:

  nano --ignore -CNEWS THANKS

Nano happily starts.
Now type: ^O M-B <Enter> ^X.
Then type: ls -l NEWS*
Instead of saving the backup file in a directory called NEWS, it has simply saved the backup file with a prefix of NEWS.  Not good.

Expected behavior: nano should reject any parameter of -C that is not a directory also when backups are not actually enabled at startup.

(Of course, things can still go wrong after startup, when a file with the same name as the backupdir appears, or the backupdir is created but is unwritable in some way, or...  But those are somewhat unlikely things.  The simple check for being an actual existing directory, however, will prevent most user mistakes.)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.

 

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    2019-01-10 bens StatusNone => Fixed

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