[Debian #640669] gfsplit /foo/bar/baz doesn't work as expected

Bug #842654 reported by Simon McVittie on 2011-09-06
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libgfshare (Debian)

Bug Description

In <http://bugs.debian.org/640669>, A. N. Other writes:
> If you do
> $ cd
> $ gfsplit /etc/passwd
> gfsplit will attempt to create shares called /etc/passwd.NNN, and
> fail, assuming you're not root. This violates the principle of least
> surprise; I would expect it to create shares called passwd.NNN in the
> current directory (i.e. it should use the basename of the input file
> as the output stem, rather than the whole path), in the manner of
> split(1).

I'm not sure which is better, the current behaviour or the split(1) behaviour.

Changed in libgfshare (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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