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bug#61846: Shell pathnames incorrectly handled, mostly due to hash chara

From: Robert Weiner
Subject: bug#61846: Shell pathnames incorrectly handled, mostly due to hash characters
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2023 19:59:23 -0500

John if you could do an ls in the Hyperbole distribution directory and summarize what happens when you use {M-RET} on specific filenames, that would help us evaluate the issue.  Thanks.

On Wed, Mar 1, 2023 at 6:59 AM John Cummings <john@rootabega.net> wrote:
Thanks Bob, looks like the problem of interpreting files as children
of '#buttons-9.txt#' is fixed. But most/all of the other problems
are still there. Are you still looking at those and/or do you want me
to create a bug for each problem type?

------- Original Message -------
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 at 10:57 PM, Robert Weiner <rsw@gnu.org> wrote:

> Hi John:
> This issue has been resolved in the latest pre-release of Hyperbole
> available from the elpa-devel package archive. Thanks for reporting
> it. -- rsw
> John Cummings john@rootabega.net writes:
> > I use: Editor: GNU Emacs 28.2
> > Hyperbole: 9.0.0
> > Sys Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> > OS Type: gnu/linux
> > Window Sys: None
> > News Reader: Gnus v5.13
> > Install: elpa-devel, 8.0.1pre0.20230220.191327
> >
> > Background:
> >
> > This is usage of the Hyperbole action key on implicit buttons in a
> > shell buffer directory listing (bash/ls). Some file or directory names
> > appear to have unexpected results.
> >
> > Expected Behavior (General):
> >
> > Each file or directory in the listing will be interpreted as a
> > pathname implicit button (regardless of whether the name could also
> > match some other implicit button type in another context), and using
> > the action key on it will visit that file or directory. This will also
> > be reflected in the hkey-help output.
> >
> > Actual Behavior (General):
> >
> > Certain characters or patterns in names, and/or positioning of the
> > names in the listing, cause the names to be interpreted
> > incorrectly. Some names are interpreted incorrectly due to patterns in
> > their own name, and some due to patterns in other names in the
> > listing. That is, Hyperbole seems to be interpreting several names in
> > the listing as one composite name.
> >
> > This can cause the Hyperbole action key to perform the wrong action,
> > like visitng the wrong file or directory, or not acting at all.

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