squenson wrote:If you click on the checkbox "Automatic file extension", [..] only the files of the selected type are displayed when you start typing
Villeroy wrote:My observation under Linux:
It offers to save the speadsheet as file.odt, but with auto-extension it actually stores file.odt.ods.
If the suggested file name has the .ods-suffix then it prompts if you want to overwrite the file.
squenson wrote:Under Windows XP, it only offers the .odt file name, not the .ods, when I want to save a Writer document. I must be lucky!
Villeroy wrote:It offers the file name completions of whatever matching file names regardless of extension.
Villeroy wrote:If the chosen file has the automatic extension already ...
Villeroy wrote:File name extensions have no meaning except for desktop systems which decide use the extension indicator for the default application to handle the file.
Villeroy wrote:Windows is a completely idiotic system. The warning about "unusable" files is for totally computer illiterate users who do not know any way to deal with a file other than double-click.
Renaming a file, changing it's suffix or removing it completely does not change one single byte of the file.
TAB wrote:And Linux also uses extensions...
|Edit: Under Linux I just removed all file name extensions in a directory with many types of files. Most of the files still show the correct icon and use the right default application. PDF, multimedia and ODF documents are handled correctly, oxt-extensions are still recognized as zip-archives. I can throw any file to OOo and it handles the file regardless of the extension.|
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