Example of an error message:
Working directory "/home/krsch/hdd/games/The\sLast\sFedaration/game" does not exist. It won't be used when spawning "/home/krsch/hdd/games/The\sLast\sFedaration/game/LastFederationLinux.x86_64".xfce4-appfinder: failed to execute: Failed to execute child process "/home/krsch/hdd/games/The\sLast\sFedaration/game/LastFederationLinux.x86_64" (No such file or directory)
File "/home/krsch/hdd/games/The Last Fedaration/game/LastFederationLinux.x86_64" does exist and is executable.
As mentioned in http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s03.html , escape sequence \s should be treated as a space in string fields. Unfortunately. xfce4-appfinder ignores this rule.
I use Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and xfce4-appfinder 4.10.1-1
The desktop file that triggered the above error is:
Name=The Last Fedaration
Comment=The Last Fedaration (GOG.com)
Reassigning to xfce4-appfinder.
Created attachment 8240
@bluesabre, the attached unescapes the \s sequence, but I'm not sure this is the best approach (it does not handle \n, \t, \r, and \\). I also tried g_strcompress but it didn't work as I expected.
xfce_appfinder_model_execute is similar to garcon_gtk_menu_item_activate_real, but the latter also does not deal with escaped sequences.
So I think garcon could provide the something like garcon_menu_item_get_escaped_command so both functions would benefit.
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