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Bug#448586: "No such file or directory" misleading


On 2007-10-30 09:36, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
> This message made by several programs is misleading:
> # ed /etc/fonts/conf.d/61-traditional.conf
> /etc/fonts/conf.d/61-traditional.conf: No such file or directory

I don't agree.

> # ls /etc/fonts/conf.d/61-traditional.conf
> ls: /etc/fonts/conf.d/61-traditional.conf: No such file or directory
> It should be just "no such file" as indeed there is such a directory:

There is a directory named "/etc/fonts/conf.d/61-traditional.conf"? I
don't think so, at least not on your system, according to the above.

Background: Since there is no "61-traditional.conf" in
/etc/fonts/conf.d, who can tell whether that should be a file or a
directory (or a pipe, or a socket, or a device, or whatever else)? Thus
the general message.


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