Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5212 closed Bug (fixed)

cli fails when Downloads directory doesn't exist

Reported by: jordan Owned by: jordan
Priority: Normal Milestone: 2.76
Component: CLI Version: 2.75
Severity: Normal Keywords:


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When using transmission-cli on a command line server, such as the Ubuntu cloud images, the Downloads directory doesn't exist, and the transmission-cli tool just fails. It should try to make the directory instead.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.76
  • Owner set to jordan
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

Dustin's also got a decent patch for this, but looking at the CLI code, I'm not sure what the original motivation was for calling realpath() on the download dir was -- neither the daemon nor transmission-gtk do that.

IMO it would be more consistent to just use the user-specified download directory as-is, just as the other flavors of transmission do, and avoid that realpath() call altogether. Since CLI uses realpath()'s side effect of testing whether or not the directory exists, we'll need to redo that test, such as with a call to tr_fileExists().

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

Fixed in r13764.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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