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toggling hidden files in caja changes dir to /proc or /

Postby GNUser » 2018-03-14 13:15

I noticed a strange bug in caja. If I'm inside a hidden directory (e.g., ~/.config) and toggle hidden files by pressing control + h, caja changes directory to /proc or / (root directory). This is quite disorienting.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a fix?

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MATE version 1.16.2
Caja version 1.16.6-1+deb9u1
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Re: toggling hidden files in caja changes dir to /proc or /

Postby debiman » 2018-03-14 16:07

mysterious.
i suggest you try this in a terminal:
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killall caja
caja
then reproduce the problem, and see if you get relevant-looking output in the terminal.
post that here.
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Re: toggling hidden files in caja changes dir to /proc or /

Postby GNUser » 2018-03-14 16:18

Thanks, debiman. That sounded promising, but the caja command returns immediately without giving any output.

I also tried this, but the log file is empty:

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killall caja
caja >>/home/bruno/Desktop/log 2>&1


How can we force caja to talk?
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Re: toggling hidden files in caja changes dir to /proc or /

Postby debiman » 2018-03-14 16:34

i feared as much.
it's probably running as a daemon, which is controlled by your desktop environment, which in turn restarts it immediately when you kill it.
you can always look into the systemd journal with 'journalctl', or at Xorg logs, or syslog etc. etc.
or search mate development channels for existing issues, or raise one...
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Re: toggling hidden files in caja changes dir to /proc or /

Postby GNUser » 2018-03-14 16:39

Sounds like a plan. I'll snoop around various logs on my system and will see what, if anything, the MATE developers have to say. If I find anything helpful, I'll post it here.
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