Bug 36009 - xdg-open fails to open urls/files with embedded %20's
Summary: xdg-open fails to open urls/files with embedded %20's
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: 1.0
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2011-04-05 15:48 UTC by Dave
Modified: 2019-02-16 13:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Dave 2011-04-05 15:48:54 UTC
Try to open a file in qbittorrent and the filename will have %20 instead of spaces, which fails in xdg-open with a 'file doesn't exist' error.

A simple workaround is to do something like this:

url=`echo "$url" | sed 's/%20/\\ /g'`

But this will probably mess up internet urls.

I don't know how widespread the problem is or whether it's only a problem with qbittorrent, but I thought it was worth reporting it.
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2019-02-16 13:30:40 UTC
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