[Users] Save attachment replacing spaces with X - alternate character requested

flyingrhino flyingrhino at orcon.net.nz
Fri May 25 01:19:09 CEST 2018

On Sat, 12 May 2018 07:16:23 +0200
wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sat, 12 May 2018 10:58:02 +1200 flyingrhino <flyingrhino at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
> > When saving attachments, claws replaces spaces in the filename with 'X' .
> > Is there a config item somewhere that I can use '_' instead of 'X' ?
> > I can't seem to find it in clawsrc.
> > 
> > I'm using claws 3.11.1 which is the latest on LM 17.3 repos.
> I'm afraid I can't reproduce this, at least not w/ a fresh Claws Mail
> version (but I doubt I would reproduce it w/ 3.11.x). It doesn't
> substitute spaces in filenames at all and I'm not aware of any
> substitution ever been done - but I may not be aware of special
> situations.
> Would you mind sharing (privately if needed) an email in order to
> reproduce? 
> Regards,


I've found an instance of email attachment that does this.
And I think I've found the problem too:
I am using munpack to save the attachments, so this shows where the 'X' are coming from.

~/.claws-mail/ $ cat actionsrc
SavAtt: munpack -C ~/EmailAttachments -- %F

~/.claws-mail/ $ grep "SavAtt" menurc 
; (gtk_accel_path "<MainwinActions>/Menu/Tools/Actions/SavAtt" "")
; (gtk_accel_path "<ComposeActions>/Menu/Tools/Actions/SavAtt" "")

And saving the file with the button above gives this log:
--- Ended: munpack -C ~/EmailAttachments -- "/mnt/z/home_source/sorted/ClawsMail/trash/1720"
tempdesc.txt: File exists
ASGENX558XMayX2018.pdf (application/pdf)

Here's the email:
[ASGEN 558 May 2018.pdf  application/pdf (5541839 bytes)] 

  ASGEN 558 May 2018.pdf (application/pdf, 5.28MB):

  The following can be performed on this part
  by right-clicking the icon or list item:
     - To save, select 'Save as...' (Shortcut key: 'Y')
     - To display as text, select 'Display as text' (Shortcut key: 'T')
     - To open with an external program, select 'Open' (Shortcut key: 'L')
       (alternately double-click, or click the middle mouse button)
     - Or use 'Open with...' (Shortcut key: 'O')

Here's 'ls -l' after :
4008 -rw------- 1 ken ken 4102400 May 18 12:49 ASGENX558XMayX2018.pdf

See the 'X' in the filename...

The attachment is quite big so I am forwarding you the message privately to avoid spamming the group. 
However, it doesn't contain anything private so you can share it with anyone.


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