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On 2015-09-01T12:50:26+00:00 Ads200002 wrote:

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 
Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150826185918

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a folder called 'test.pdf' (without quotes (')) somewhere, for 
example your home directory (/home/adam in my case)
2. Press `Ctrl` + `P` on any (printable) webpage
3. Click 'Print to File'
4. Type 'test.pdf' (without quotes (')) in the 'Name:' box
5. Next to 'Save in Folder:', select the folder that you saved the 'test.pdf' 
folder in (e.g. /home/adam)
6. Make sure the output format is PDF
7. Click 'Print'
8. When the dialogue asking if you want to replace the existing 'test.pdf' file 
comes up, click 'Replace'
9. Repeat steps 1-7 with '.ps' instead of '.pdf' and ensure the output format 
is Postscript in step 6


Actual results:

The printing dialogue comes up and a progress bar appears as usual with
'Completed' appearing very briefly before the dialogue disappears - the
same as any other time if you print a PDF or Postscript file. However,
no file is created despite you telling it to overwrite the 'test.pdf'
folder. No error message appears as it would in other programs that
export to PDF like GIMP or LibreOffice.


Expected results:

An error message should've appeared saying that the directory could not
be overwritten.

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On 2015-09-01T12:53:51+00:00 Ads200002 wrote:

This bug occurs on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It may be platform-specific, but we
won't know until people try to reproduce the bug on other platforms and
even Ubuntu versions.

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On 2015-09-01T15:14:24+00:00 Epinal99-bugzilla2 wrote:

Maybe a dupe of bug 1184604 which is fixed in FF41+.

Could you download Beta and test, please.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/

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On 2016-05-11T16:59:43+00:00 Ads200002 wrote:

Still applies to 45.0.2 (out-of-date, but this is the version in the
Ubuntu Yakkety repositories), also still applies to Nightly 49.0a1
(2016-15-11).

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On 2016-06-03T07:41:49+00:00 Bugzilla-mozilla-org-rolf wrote:

Still present in 46.0.1

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On 2016-09-02T08:01:02+00:00 Berend De Schouwer wrote:

*** Bug 1292874 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2018-08-29T11:14:54+00:00 Jonathan Watt wrote:

The fixes for bug 1253247, bug 1270447 and/or bug 1309205 may have fixed
this since anyone last looked. However, it may have subsequently been
broken again since we now have bug 1471854.

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On 2018-10-25T00:53:19+00:00 Ads200002 wrote:

This is fixed as of Firefox 63.0. One can't specify the file type
anymore and typing 'test.pdf' and clicking 'Select' now simply opens the
folder and then clears the 'Name' field for saving as a file.

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On 2019-02-11T04:49:27+00:00 Bugzilla-mozilla-org-rolf wrote:

I can confirm the last comment by ads.  It's good to see progress.
Unfortunately, there are still some corner cases where this fails and
thus I am reopening.

The case I was still able to reproduce is when the file name has already
been preselected.  Firefox will warn if you want to overwrite the "file"
which is actually a directory.  Even if confirming to overwrite, the
printing then still simply silently fails.

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