Pen/pencil: nodes from different subpaths can't be connected

Bug #168155 reported by dcberg on 2006-12-13
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Bug Description

Draw two paths with a pen
Combine them
Use the freehand or bezier tool to connect the ends of the different

Expected: The nodes of the ends are highlighted when coming close and one
gets only one node, if one stops when highlighted.

Actual: Works with the starting node, but not the end node of the line
you're drawing to conntect the two lines.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Originator: NO

Confirmed on Gentoo Linux. The first node gets connected, the second does

This is in contrast to what happens when you do the following: Draw a 'C'
shaped line using the pen. Now draw a line connecting the two endpoints of
the 'C'. Resultant path is a complete connected path as expected, with
three nodes.

John Cliff (johncliff) wrote :

Confirmed in SVN.

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-07-10
tags: added: node-editing
Brynn (brynn4inks) wrote :

I just wanted to add my experience. I recently reported this at (, where ~suv informed me that it is a bug. (And I see that it is rather an old one :-( )

I'm using Inkscape 0.48 stable release on Windows 7, 64-bit.

I think subpaths of the same compound path should be able to be connected, to form one single path.

Thank you very much :-)

Brynn (brynn4inks) wrote :

Darn, I wish comments could be editted.

I meant:
I think subpaths of the same compound path should be able to be connected, to form one single path, with the pen or pencil tool.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2013-03-03
tags: added: freehand pen
removed: node-editing
Beluga (buovjaga) wrote :

Repro. Same result with start and end nodes. They are not really connected, but can be pulled away.

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Inkscape 0.92pre1 15073 (GTK3)

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