XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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I am using XnViewMp 0.68 on Mac OS X 10.8.5

- Go to browse mode
- Select a picture from the list
- Right mouse click and choose Delete from the context menu
- Confirm the delete
- Nothing happens mostly, sometimes it works

I already did a lot of investigation to find the exact circumstance for the delete failure scenario, but I can't find it. I tested clearing the database, miniatures, I compared file attributes and read/write grants of image files, but I couldn't find a clear cause. I have no idea why one file gets deleted properly and another not.
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no message? jpeg file?
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Indeed, no message.

You choose delete. You have to confirm the delete with a dialog box. And nothing happens, the picture remains selected and is not removed.

I did the test with jpg files on XnViewMP 0.68 for Mac.
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Do you have always this problem?? I've tried on 10.8.5, and no problem, the jpeg file is removed...
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Re: XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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The delete failure happens "sometimes".

I already did a lot of investigation to find the exact circumstance for the delete failure scenario, but I can't find it. I tested clearing the database, miniatures, I compared file attributes and read/write grants of image files, but I couldn't find a clear cause. I have no idea why one file gets deleted properly and another not.
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same file format?
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yes, all jpg.
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bdesmet wrote:yes, all jpg.
could you try that:
* select a file
* wait 5-10 sec
* delete it

works?
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Re: XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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No, waiting 15 sec between select and delete did solve the issue.

I cannot find a logical pattern about when a delete is successful and when not.

For the moment, delete works "sometimes".
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Hello, its same situation with XnviewMP 0.68 and Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - XnviewMP never actually delete files.
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bdesmet wrote:No, waiting 15 sec between select and delete did solve the issue.
I cannot find a logical pattern about when a delete is successful and when not.
For the moment, delete works "sometimes".
is it a big jpeg file?
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Re: XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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I identified the root cause, or least I think I'm getting close: delete failes systematically if the filename contains a whitespace.

e.g. example of delete failure on: /my picture.jpg
e.g. example of delete success on: /my_picture.jpg

This test case is reproducible.
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bdesmet wrote:I identified the root cause, or least I think I'm getting close: delete failes systematically if the filename contains a whitespace.

e.g. example of delete failure on: /my picture.jpg
e.g. example of delete success on: /my_picture.jpg

This test case is reproducible.
do you have a file "my picture.jpg" in your trash?
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Re: XnViewMp for Mac file delete failure

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Good question. This made me discover something else.

1. I empty my Mac OS X Trash can entirely.
2. I delete an image file 'my test.jpg'. Works perfectly. (So, the root cause is probably not related to spaces in filenames.)
3. I keep the removed 'my test.jpg' in my Trash Can.
4. I try to delete another file with the same name 'my test.jpg'. And here the delete failes. My Trash Can still only contains the deleted 'my test.jpg' from step 2.
5. I empty the Trash Can.
6. I retry the delete of step 4. Now the delete is succesful.

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bdesmet wrote:Good question. This made me discover something else.
Do you have always this problem with 0.69?
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