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bug #61225: GUI File Browser 'delete' silently fails if file handle open

Submitted by:  Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Submitted on:  Sun 26 Sep 2021 01:40:15 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Missed Error or Warning
Status:  Ready For Test Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Nicholas Jankowski Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Mon 27 Sep 2021 11:02:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I can confirm this issue on Windows. (Works ok on Linux. I.e., renaming or deleting an fopen-ed file succeeds.)

I pushed a patch here that displays a dialog in these cases:

Marking as ready for test.

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 26 Sep 2021 01:40:15 AM UTC, original submission:  

it appears that failed file operations fail silently in the GUI.  Example:

>> a = fopen('testfile.txt','w');

## testfile.txt file created and visible in File Browser

>> delete('testfile.txt')
warning: delete: testfile.txt: Permission denied
warning: called from
    delete at line 58 column 11

>> rename testfile.txt test2.txt
ans = -1

GUI right click testfile.txt, select Delete.  Get 'Are you sure' prompt. select Rename, get the 'Rename file/directory' prompt. Selecting Yes or OK, respectively, produces no result or warning. I would expect an alert of some kind that the operation has failed.

as expected after a

fclose (a)

the functions perform as expected.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Project Member


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