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** Changed in: file-roller (Ubuntu)
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Renaming file in password protected archive results in file being
deleted from the archive
Status in file-roller package in Ubuntu:
I have encountered a problem when using Archive Manager (file-roller) version
3.16.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (currently updated).
$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
$ apt-cache policy file-roller
*** 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2 500
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64
500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
To demonstrate this problem:
1) Download the attached file "Archive rename problem.zip". This archive
contains the two files "Hello there.txt" and "Hello there.log". The archive
password is "Hello there" (without the quotes).
2) Inspection of the contents of the two files indicates the files were
mistakenly named. The .txt file should be .log and the .log file should be .txt.
3) Close and re-open the archive. This step is required so the password is
required in the next step.
4) Rename file "Hello there.txt" to "Hello there2.log". When you click the
"Rename" button, you will be immediately prompted for the archive password.
Enter the password and click the "OK" button. At this point the file "Hello
there.txt" has been deleted from the archive and only file "Hello there.log"
remains in the archive. Menu item File > Test Integrity shows no problems with
My expectation is that the rename of a file in an archive should never result
in the deletion of that file from the archive. The rename operation should
either rename the file or fail to rename the file preserving the original file
I believe this problem is important because files that are put into a
password protected archive are put there for a reason (for example,
financial information). The unexpected deletion of these files is most
likely important to the file owner.
1) This problem does not occur if the identical files are placed into an
archive which is not password protected.
2) This problem does not occur if the archive password is entered previous
to the rename operation. For example, if the files are first opened to inspect
3) This problem does not occur if the two files have different names
excluding the file name extensions .txt and .log.
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