Bug 107416 - xdg-mime can't handle desktop file with spaces in their name
Summary: xdg-mime can't handle desktop file with spaces in their name
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: 1.1.0 rc3
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2018-07-29 09:33 UTC by Jean
Modified: 2018-08-26 12:14 UTC (History)
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Description Jean 2018-07-29 09:33:38 UTC
If a directory is named "bar foo baz" in an "applications" directory and there exist
a "foo" directory in the current working directory and the directory "foo" has
a filename or subdirectory called "a foo b", a call to `xdg-mime query default <mimetype>` for a non-existent mimetype would freeze. The freezing would make some other programs that rely on xdg-mime freeze as well.

When xdg-mime enter the function `search_desktop_file`, it searches each subdirectory with `for f in $dir/*/; do`, which expands to `for f in $dir/bar foo baz/; do`, it will then search recursively "foo" and will go into a loop.

Using the command `find` might solve this issue.

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