write operations on readonly folders fail SILENTLY when done via keyboard shortcuts

Bug #968451 reported by Teo on 2012-03-29
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Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Example 1
Browse to a folder in a read/write filesystem, select some file or folder and hit Ctrl+C
Then browse to a folder in a read-only filesystem, and hit Ctrl+V (paste)

Expected: exactly the same should happen as when you drag an item from a folder to the other: an error message informing you that the operation failed, with a "details" dropdown which you can expand and see it was because the target folder is read-only

Observed: nothing happens at all. Not even the error sound is played.

Example 2
Go to a read-only filesystem, select a file or folder and hit Ctrl+X (cut). If it was a read/write filesystem the selected item would become grey. Since it is readonly it can't, but:

Expected: an error message should pop up or at the very least, the error sound should be played

observed: nothing happens at all

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu4.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-17.30-generic 3.0.22
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-17-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Mar 29 19:31:40 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-07 (112 days ago)

Teo (teo1978) wrote :
summary: - write operation on readonly folders fail SILENTLY when done via keyboard
- shortcuts
+ write operations on readonly folders fail SILENTLY when done via
+ keyboard shortcuts
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's still an issue and has been reported on https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/issues/824 , it's also currently being worked in https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/merge_requests/387

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug is fixed in upstream git now

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.33.90-1ubuntu1

nautilus (1:3.33.90-1ubuntu1) eoan; urgency=medium

  * Upload the new serie to eoan, include fixes for
    - Show warning in read-only directories when pasting files
      (lp: #968451)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:30:20 +0200

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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