Bug 53597 - FILESAVE: [ Feature Request ] Environmental Variable Of Invalid Folders
Summary: FILESAVE: [ Feature Request ] Environmental Variable Of Invalid Folders
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
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Blocks: Desktop-Integration
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Reported: 2012-08-16 15:53 UTC by Dave Richards
Modified: 2018-05-21 06:13 UTC (History)
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Description Dave Richards 2012-08-16 15:53:01 UTC
We are having users that are saving documents into the various temporary folders of other software packages that open LibreOffice.  For instance, when in Evolution (email) the document is in the tmp folder for that software and when users do a SaveAs it defaults to the current folder.  When the contents of that folder are purged as part of normal housekeeping they lose their work.  We are requesting that LibreOffice look to an environmental variable for folders that are invalid to save.  If that is the working directory, it should then go to their MyDocuments folder.

Something like this:

LO_INVALID_FOLDERS="/tmp;$HOME/.evolution/cache/tmp;$HOME/tmp"
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-11-23 03:16:54 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: 4.2.0.0.alpha0+Build ID: 09a4c4d176ff97ab8ff4027af83a549991667baf
Date:   Sat Nov 16 20:32:43 2013 +0100 
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 13.04 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Enhancement
Lowest - I mean really this is just user error and an attempt to avoid user error. Adding an entirely new option to avoid users not knowing that a tmp directory is a bad place to save things. I know some of our devs are already really unhappy with how many options we have for things that perhaps don't need options. But none the less, valid request so marking as NEW


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