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chrisyu
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED]Make nautilus not follow symlink when opening a file Reply with quote

Hi, all

Since nautilus 3.6, when opening a soft link by mime type, nautilus will pass this link's target to application.

Say I double click a file /path1/a-link.mkv, with a subtitle a-link.srt in same dir.
/path1/a-link.mkv linked to a file named /path2/a-movie.mkv .

Nautilus will pass the link target /path2/a-movie.mkv as argument to mplayer.
Which causes mplayer cannot find the subtitle file.

I want to ask if there is a setting or a patch to make nautilus open the link itself, not the target?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, solution found, and tested. :D

Or you could replace nautilus by nemo file manager.

Code:

--- src/nautilus-mime-actions.c.orig    2013-05-27 11:51:32.186241851 +0800
+++ src/nautilus-mime-actions.c 2013-05-27 11:52:08.609244156 +0800
@@ -2061,10 +2061,11 @@
                /* We want the file for the activation URI since we care
                 * about the attributes for that, not for the original file.
                 */
+               /*
                if (nautilus_file_is_symbolic_link (location->file)) {
                        uri = nautilus_file_get_symbolic_link_target_uri (location->file);
                }
-
+               */
                if (uri == NULL) {
                        uri = nautilus_file_get_activation_uri (location->file);
                }

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