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patch #6688: Opening files via "Open as administrator" generates commandline with extra blank space

Submitted by:  Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz>
Submitted on:  Wed 10 Dec 2008 11:50:23 AM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open

Wed 10 Dec 2008 11:50:23 AM UTC, original submission:

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Suppose if we open an archive(i.e. .tar.gz) via "Open as administrator" then it opens two file-roller window. One window says "Unable to open" and other window shows the archive content. But the first window steals focus, so we have to click "Ok" and close it to do anything with the other window.
Internally nautilus-gksu finds the application name for selected file's mime type. But the returned application name contains one extra blank space which leads to a commandline something like "appBBvfspath", where app is application name, B is a blank space and vfspath is a vfs path of the file. In my case file-roller treats the second blank space as seperate parameter and tries to open it. This happens with several applications (such as nautilus).

Attached patch fixes it.

Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz>


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    Wed 10 Dec 2008 11:50:23 AM UTCdktrkranzAttached File-=>Added libnautilus-gksu.c.patch, #17016

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