Selected file extension missing after save as

Bug #971099 reported by mgarde on 2012-04-01
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Bug Description

When i save a file using the save as dialog, and choose to save as another file type, the new file extension is not appended to the file name.

1. Open an svg file. Lets call it "file.svg"
2. Select Save As from the file menu. Filename box reads "file"
2. Choose another filetype (lets say "eps") and click save
* file is saved as "file" with no file extension
Expected result:
* file is saved as "file.eps"

Further observations
* When clicking save as again, the save as procedure works as expected and appends the filename, however, the save as dialog is in a different directory. In my case it always goes back 4 directories (equivalent to 4 times "cd ..") relative to the directory of the original file. Furthermore the filename has been changed to (in my case) "Mat 4". I can't seem to figure out the pattern for the filename, as it has nothing to do with the original filename. It could be that it was derived from the name of the last "going-back-4-directories" directory, as this is called "Mat 4. sem".

I'm running Inkscape 0.48.2 r9819 on Windows XP, but i have also seen this bug on Windows 7 (probably an earlier version of Inkscape though).

mgarde (michael-garde) on 2012-04-01
description: updated
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Linking as duplicate to
Bug #408566 "Program won't save files without given extension on Win32"

Trigger is a period (aka 'dot', or '.') in one of the directory names of the full path to the directory the file is saved to.
Upcoming bug-fix release Inkscape will include the fix for the issue.

Please add a comment here and revert the duplicate status if you don't agree and think these are different issues.

tags: added: saving win32
removed: as extension file missing save
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