Option to replace slashes in a tag value

Bug #775271 reported by Lorenz N. Höber on 2011-05-02
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

It would be nice to have an option to replace slashes in a tag value.
This option should include "-o ro" to pretend malicious tag changes.

Forest Bond (forest-bond) wrote :

Hi Lorenz,

I guess you are having problems because some of your files have '/' characters in the tag values? What happens with these files?

I think that if pytagsfs is not handling these files well (haven't looked at the code in question yet) it is a bug and so we don't need a new command-line option, we just need to fix the bug. pytagsfs can't really support tag values with slashes in them.


Changed in pytagsfs:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Lars Hellemo (hellemo) wrote :

Hi, I had this problem too, the files that have tags with slashes simply don't show up, and it took me a while to figure out why. Automatically using a different character or at least giving a warning would be nice :-)

My simple workaround is this patch

--- /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/pytagsfs/sourcetreerep/__init__.py 2014-06-27 13:51:43.821449515 +0200
+++ /tmp/__init__.py 2014-06-27 23:10:12.164954437 +0200
@@ -156,8 +156,6 @@
                 raise UnrepresentablePath(
                   u'fake path would have a path segment with length zero')

+ fake_path_part = fake_path_part.replace(unicode_path_sep, "_")
             if unicode_path_sep in fake_path_part:
                 # The tag value has a slash in it. Proceeding would result
                 # in a fake path that has too many levels of directories.

Now all "/" within Tags will be replaced by "_"

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