terminal creates single quotes automatically

Bug #523537 reported by nokangaroo on 2010-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

I am unable to drag a file into a running script because the terminal creates single quotes around the filename automatically, which causes an error in the script. The test script is

#!/bin/bash -x
echo 'paste the md5sum from the source website here:'
echo 'type path to file here:'
read NAME
if [ "$SHOULD" = `openssl dgst -md5 < "$NAME"` ]; then
echo 'verified'
echo 'verify failed!'

which works when I type the full path (without ~) but fails when I drag the file to the terminal because of the automatically created quotes. I posted this in Launchpad, but nobody has answered so far. I may eventually figure out a solution, but it is a totally unnecessary complication (I could not find anything in gconf-editor or anywhere else to change the behaviour of the terminal).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 18 00:38:54 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: gnome-terminal 2.28.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.57-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic i686

Dave Walker (dogatemycomputer) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid
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