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bug #60990: Custom file editor not launched when clicking on link or selecting edit-at-line from gui

Submitter:  Tasos Papastylianou <tpapastylianou>
Submitted:  Thu 29 Jul 2021 02:09:04 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Tasos Papastylianou Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 6.3.0 Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Sun 01 Aug 2021 08:57:38 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the report. I have pushed changeset http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/116dbaba5a74 on stable which solves the bug.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Thu 29 Jul 2021 02:09:04 PM UTC, original submission:  

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a simple script containing a bug, which will trigger a typical octave error, e.g. a script testo.m containing only the line "asdf;" will trigger:

[octave prompt] testo
error: 'asdf' undefined near line 1, column 1
error: called from
    testo at line 1 column 1

2. The "testo at line 1 column 1" here is a clickable link (or, alternatively, right click and select "Edit testo at line 1").

If you have not disabled the gui-editor, this should open the file at the specified line in the built-in gui editor.

3. Now go to Edit -- Preferences -- Editor, tick "use custom file editor", and specify an external editor of your choice, e.g. "gedit %f +%l".

4. Now click on the link again (or alternatively, right click and select "Edit testo at line 1")

Expected result: Gedit editor should launch and open testo.m at line 1
Actual result: Nothing happens.

Notes: this happens with all editors tried, not just gedit bug. This includes console editors like nano/vi. Also, the edit command within octave works as expected, so this bug is exclusive to this 'clicking on an error link' behaviour.

Tasos Papastylianou <tpapastylianou>


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